coulomb wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:45 am
LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:20 pm
I find I can't shed a tear for a company started by Nazis and that kept much of that mindset for most (all?) of its existence.
Is that perhaps a little harsh?
Funny (true) story: when VW was trying to combat the sensible bias against stinking diesel engines, they proposed a study to come up with some positive data for PR purposes. They would subject a group of human test subjects to diesel exhaust, pumped in from a diesel engine in the test facility. When American partners strenuously objected to this, they seemed genuinely surprised, and then proposed, reluctantly, that they supposed they could do it with monkeys (IIRC) instead.
I guess that you do have to know a bit about WWII, Nazis, and the Final Solution to fully appreciate the above.