Old Fart Alert! Touch Screen Car Stereo

I work in IT, and have done for years - so it pretty much behooves me to embrace (or at least be interested in) technology of different kinds. That does NOT mean I have to blindly accept or like all of it - sometimes my "Old Fart" gene kicks in. Remember when car radios had a knob that you twirled to change the station, or maybe a selection of buttons you could push to recall your favorite station? However, in high end autos these days you are more likely to run into a touch screen "auto infotainment" system. The dumb part is that you often need to touch the screen to go through menus to do simple things - but there is no haptic feedback from these touch screens (you can't differentiate what you are touching by feel), and so you need to take your eyes off the road to fiddle with the car stereo. Why??

[caption id="attachment_5971" align="aligncenter" width="400"]car radio The Good Old Days![/caption]

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