I should never, ever own or even drive a Ford Model T: the controls are...different. In way that will cause the driver, if she is me anyway, to get in a lot of trouble very quickly. Yowza!
...The controls on your car didn't just happen to end up where they are -- it was a slow process, with plenty of weird permutations. (Motorcycles, even more so -- the Indian and Harley "suicide shifter" being merely one of the better-known.)
(Also because this. You realize over half the people you meet have that kind of mental process? And they always have.)
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
5 months ago