Originally Posted by latech
Giving a 14 year old a boat to sail around the world is as ridiculous as this thread is getting.
A 14 year old needs to be in school, not on the high seas alone, to die or be rescued at the taxpayers expense, or worse be captured by pirates, as any sea dog would know does exist.
I suggest here gentlemen that you ALL get back on topic and stop the bickering, and the mindless rhetoric. If you want to argue with deckofficer...go over to his forum and argue, quit diluting the potency of this forum with nonsense.
There are a lot of valid points here, but not many about the VOLT so lets get back to the gettin .
Sorry, the thread drift was to draw a correlation between folks that would consider new automotive technology such as the Volt and if they were blessed with a confident, talented offspring, would they allow them to follow their dreams. Age is just a number, Laura grew up sailing. Her father would not let her sail her first junior sailing dinghy alone until she could self right it if she capsized the little boat. This was as a 6 year old. When she was 12 she sailed across the North Sea and back, with dad hoping she would get roughed up a bit and require him to fly to England to fetch her and the boat. He thought that then she would put this solo circumnavigation on hold till 18. A week later she returned to Holland after a successful crossing and starting going into boardrooms throughout Holland to drum up sponsorship.
Tell me this isn't the face of a confident, accomplished young woman upon her completion?
This is while she was still embroiled in court battles with her legal council.
Even though she matured physically during her voyage, mentally she was there all along.
And the correlation seems to hold true, folks accepting of the Volt would at least consider giving a talented child some freedom to pursue said talents.
Now back to the Volt.