It's Thursday, and here's Dan with a new essay at Upsideclown:

There was a brief vogue for "talking cars", automobiles that would take the information on the dash and represent, or re-present, that data through a series of recorded messages in a neutral, faintly feminine computerised voice. At the time, you wondered whether drivers unable to interpret the dash signals on their own should strictly be known as drivers, or indeed allowed anywhere near the driver's side of a car.

Dan's gone driving in his car. Fresh today: Maintaining the Driving Line.