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I cannot begin to express my inexpressible shock at the NYT printing a story about Formula 1 as a lead in the Circuits (ho-ho) section. (I'll forgive their gripe about this weekend's US Grand Prix being the 'sole' American race.) It doesn't say much more than that F1 machines are slapspangle, contempo locomotorcars, & that Michael Schumacher may be officially classified a cyborg (which is *actually* retarded). It's a reasonable overview of the technical state of the sport with few surprises (Sauber has the 10th fastest computer in the world? Sauber?), even if it focuses on glitz like gadgetry & design, not dynamic electronics like traction and 'launch control,' or the bumfiddling of race-setup. And not a word of the Monaco Summit. Still, I feel like the man who grew a prize tuber and had an article written up about how he watered his field. He didn't care what it was about. The point is I need to be writing these things.