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Sir Alec Issigonis
(18 Nov 1906 - 3 Oct 1988)

Turkish-British engineer who designed the landmark BMC Morris Mini-Minor car, popularly known as the "Mini," which was only 10 feet long, yet carried four people.

Science Quotes by Sir Alec Issigonis (1 quote)

A camel is a horse designed by committee.
— Sir Alec Issigonis
As attributed, perhaps incorrectly. For example, UPI states in its "The Almanac" feature that this was written by Issigonis in The Guardian, but Webmaster suspects it was a saying in use before him. It was attributed to Kittering in "From the Mail Box' The New York Times (6 May 1962)- but could that mean Charles F. Kettering? A web page suggests it is in Vogue magazine (Jul 1958), and Wictionary lists a meeting proceedings source in 1952. If you know a primary source, please contact Webmaster.
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