Sunday, December 04, 2005

Icy Hot News from Israel

While those of us living in Jerusalem were welcoming in the month of Kislev / December, this past Shabbat, with 80 degree weather, rumor has it that in New York the snow was falling.

Well, to all of you New Yorkers (and others) who are not looking forward to another winter of having to scrape the ice of your windshield, well your prayers have finally been answered (Courtesy of Israel 21C):
One cold and snowy winter's day in 1994, Solomon Franco was on his way to law school in London when the Israeli student discovered that his windshield had iced over in the night... He then began to ruminate on how it was possible that humanity has developed the technology to reach the moon, but still hasn't figured out a way to automatically and simply clear windshields of snow and ice.

With this in mind, Franco dropped out of law school and on his return to Israel, he met Vycheslav Ivanov, a new immigrant from the Soviet Union, who had worked for the Russian space agency.

Together he and Ivanov set up Microheat in 1997. Eight years on, with Ivanov serving as the company's Chief Technical Officer, Franco and his company has finally solved the problem and achieved his goal.

Microheat has not only developed HotShot, an intelligent heated washer fluid system for clearing and de-icing windshields, but the Michigan-based company has signed agreements with General Motors, and virtually every other auto manufacturer in the world.

So, the next time you are able to sit warmly in your car and are spared from having to scrape the ice of your windshield in the cold of winter, let some of that warmth spread to your heart, and be thankful for yet another technological innovation, courtesy of the Jewish State of Israel, which will redefine the way you live your life (See: Motorola, Intel, ICQ...).



What is the point of this post? Are we all supposed to shout woohoo! Yippee! The Jews can do stuff! Ok, then!

Woohoo! Wippee! The Jews can do stuff!


By Anonymous H, at Mon Dec 05, 07:01:00 AM GMT+2  

No, H- its so that those "Boycott Israeli Goods" people can add another product to their list!

By Anonymous PP, at Mon Dec 05, 09:13:00 AM GMT+2  

Haim, I am disappointed in you... Of all people who would appreciate a bit of Zionist creativty, I figured it would be you.

I am trying to mix it up a bit. I wantot be able to post about the good things that are going on here, in addition to the challenges that we face...

PP - think about it - if almost all of the car manufuacturers in the world pick up on this product, which seems to be the case, and then the anti-Semites add it to the boycott list, then wouldnt that hurt the Arabs more than us, since people would stop buying cars, which would then translate into people not buying gas?????

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Mon Dec 05, 09:28:00 AM GMT+2  

I like your logic. But we want them to stop buying PETROL anyway, because it is not-so-slowly cooking our planet, not to mention running out.

By Anonymous PP, at Mon Dec 05, 04:58:00 PM GMT+2  

PP =- at least we agree that we need to hit the Arabs where it hurts - you b/c of the environment, and me be/c they cause a lot of trouble for the Jews...

We win either way...

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Mon Dec 05, 05:02:00 PM GMT+2  

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