The Asperger’s Syndrome responses to today’s rotary-shifter piece in R&T make me think that I should have included a 5000-word preparatory document with this 900-word article. The preparatory document would have:
* Included the entire history of non-column-shifted automatics, because obviously if I didn’t mention all of them in order and devote three paragraphs to each of them, I didn’t know about them.
* Discussed all other features of the Chrysler 200, because that’s what the article is about.
* Comprehensively discussed the ZF patents on the Chrysler’s transmission.
* Reminded the readers that the modern console shifters usually don’t have a mechanical linkage. Well, remind them again, because I reminded them in the text, but a lot of people didn’t read it.
Oh well. Also, the editors removed the first paragraph of the story where I basically went on at length about how chunky a lot of the 30-somethings on Tinder are. That was probably a good idea.