15 Jan '12, 11am

Of Chevy Volt Battery Fires, Solyndra and Efficient Light Bulbs: Everyone with an ax to grind is a technology critic.

January 15, 2012 at 5:03AM by Jim DiPeso | comment My first computer was a 386 PC. Its hard drive topped out at 160 megs. Paid $400 for the machine. It was fabulously useful two decades ago. Today, it's taking up space in an upstairs closet, an obsolete, outdated museum piece that I couldn't give away, except perhaps to a PC museum. The laptop on which this is being typed cost two and a half times as much as the 386 in nominal dollars. It has 1,000 times as much hard drive capacity as the 386 and runs a whole lot faster. Technology marches on ... except for those folks with an ax to grind who assert that the way things are today are the way they will always be. Witness the saga of the Chevrolet Volt . GM's "extended range" high-mileage baby, which supplements an electric motor with a small internal combustion engine, has caught flak because in a handful of cases, battery f...

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