http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/honda-ceo-technology-can-develop-as-we-get-nearer-the-big-mistake/ Honda CEO: âTechnology can develop as we get nearer the big mistakeâ By Robert Farago May 23, 2009 God I love Google Translate. Where else can you generate Zen koans like the one above, allegedly attributable to Honda CEO Takeo Fukui? OK, itâs not actually a koan. But I sure would like to know what this âbig mistakeâ is gonna be. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports Fukuiâs interview with Japanâs Yomiuri. Apparently, the Japanese carmakerâs going to hybridize everything they build, including our âbro Asimo. I made that bit up, obviously. In truth, Hondaâs âconsideringâ introducing gas-electric minivans, sports cars and luxury sedans. If theyâre as good as the new Insight, we have two words of advice: donât bother. Oh, and I think Bloomberg translated the aforementioned techno-statement a little more accurately: âFukui said itâs a âhuge mistakeâ for merging carmakers to expect cost savings on research and development.â Or anything else for that matter. Not that Fiatsler or their patrons (thatâs you!) are listening. Hang on . . . now that I think about it, Googleâs translation is actually pretty accurate. Huh.