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    Flash Gordon  3 months ago

    Early rotor for a Wankel engine.

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    Night-Gaunt49 gc insider 3 months ago

    Sometimes focus groups just don’t get it right.

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    Dtroutma gc insider 3 months ago

    Thought the same thing, Flash.

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    oldpine52  3 months ago

    BC did that years ago as an improvement to the square wheel, it eliminated one of the bumps.

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    Jim_in_CT  3 months ago

    The focus group was born, and progress took a step back.

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    Varnes  3 months ago

    Lesson: Eat a big ol’ powdered doughnut and invent things…..Easy Peasy…

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    Superfrog  3 months ago

    That’ll stop it from rolling away.

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    Gent  3 months ago

    B.C.

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    dl11898  3 months ago

    Focus group. That must be next of kin to “think tank”.

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    DanFlak  3 months ago

    That’s just “dreamware,” I have a real product.

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    Citizens for a Canadian Republic  3 months ago

    Building pyramids before inventing the wheel makes sense… maybe not.

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    sanderling75  3 months ago

    Focus groups often seem to suffer from myopia. They produce very strange product names, slogans, and logos, awful tv programs, and really poor political campaign themes. And look where the last one got us.

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    Greyhame  3 months ago

    Camel: horse that was designed by a focus group

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    ladykat  3 months ago

    It’ll never roll.

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    Moon Child Rage: Glad Chrome Ion  3 months ago

    Gearing up for yet another argument about “form” and “function”?

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    Radish gc insider 3 months ago

    The unicorn would only take the cart to Starbucks.

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    Kaputnik  3 months ago

    Reminds me of something from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The Golgofrinchans are stuck on a prehistoric Earth. They’ve been trying to develop the wheel, but they’re stuck on what color it should be.

    By the way, does anyone know if it’s possible to insert italics into these comments? I can get bold by putting a * before and after a word or phrase.

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    dadoctah  3 months ago

    But did they say anything about cupholders?

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    acsdaddy gc insider 3 months ago

    It wouldn’t go anywhere, but he sold a bunch of them.

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    Linguist  3 months ago

    It’s the age old conflict of aesthetics vrs. engineering.

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    Packratjohn gc insider 3 months ago

    I invented the square wheel. Great for going up and down the stairs….

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    toahero  3 months ago

    Prehistoric Apple.

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    resealable gc insider 3 months ago

    It’s not the focus groups, its the bosses.

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    coop_dog1  3 months ago

    Focus groups are why our current movies are so mundane and predictable.

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    bcr131  3 months ago

    Fortunately, this is another example where science won out over PR, politics, and marketing.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  3 months ago

    Group decisions are usually rife with politics!

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    Night-Gaunt49 gc insider 3 months ago

    What they should do is simply ask the buyers what they look for and what they don’t like Toyota did it for years and it worked very well. The same would work here if they would only ask us before they make a change…

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