Thursday, October 25, 2007
An insanely busy day has kept me from the blog, but I am overcome with the need to point out that the Airbus A 380 is a bloody ugly machine. It appears to be suffering from hydrocephalus. It also looks as though it was designed by a child as just a fatter version of any old plane. The 747 is one of the most beautiful machines ever built and almost all Boeing planes show clear signs of the workings of a high aesthetic intelligence. Airbus is just a committee. Flying is hell these days. Making it ugly as well is the last straw.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 12:38 pm