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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Poof! And you're right back where you started....

Well, my first post and I figured that I'd just write a little about an idea I had whilst driving home the other day....

I was sitting on the slip road to the motorway, watching it turn into a 3 lane slip road, of all the impatient people that have to drive 100m down the hard shoulder, just to sneak a few cars further up the queue. Obviously, this sort of action is one of the things that perpetuates the traffic problem, and gets right up my nose.

So, I was sat watching this, and it made me think of a couple of Micro Machines games that I used to play on my trusty PSX (written by the Codemasters gods, if I recall correctly). What used to happen was that you would have to drive around varying courses, that mimicked the sort of tracks that you might create around your house and garden to play with the real micro machines.

Some of the tracks were really quite difficult, and took quite a bit of practice to be able to master them. What used to happen was that if you didn't stick well enough to the track, your car would disappear in a puff of smoke, and you would be placed back on the track at somewhere around the point where you first started to deviate.

How wonderful it would be, to the patient people joining the motorway in an orderly manner, to see all the sneaky cars disappearing in a puff of smoke and then reappearing right at the back of the queue!

Anyway, maybe I'll find some links to images of Micro Machines to post here a bit later....

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