Date: 06 Sep 97 02:55:08 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Terry Schell) Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign References: 1 2 3 4
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email@example.com.TU-Berlin.DE (Burkhard Domke) writes: >On 28 Aug 97 22:33:34 , Bob Mann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >>As far as the elevation of the window belt-line goes, it's based on >>structural considerations and sited around 50th percentile passenger >>ergonomics -- well below 6' "average" heights. >Slightly off topic, but why don't the manufacturers consider >95-percentile ergonomics instead of sizing everything around a >50-percentile man, inherently annoying every other passenger? Wouldn't you just annoy nearly twice as many passengers (unless you have information that the distribution of height is extremely negatively skewed)?