The Cell Phone Answer Man... The Shell gas company used to put out a series of pamphlets called the Shell Answer Man. Each one dealt with a single car problem and gave a simple answer for it. I don't know if they still print them anymore, but even if they do it's time they were replaced with the Cell Phone Answer Man.
This would be a program added to your cell phone and work somewhat like the address book. Instead of names there would be categories - car crisis, baby crisis, mid-life crisis - and once you selected one you could scroll through the list of questions to find out what you need to know.
For instance, when jump-starting a car, do you connect the red cable to the dead battery first. the black cable to the live battery, the red cable to the live battery, etc. I can never seem to remember when the problem comes up (fortunately no batteries have exploded yet). Another example, the car won't start and you see the battery terminals covered in crust - what can you do? Answer - pour coke on them and try again. If my phone had a program like this on it then it would be several times more valuable to me than it is today (figuratively speaking since I don't have a cell phone). If the programmer really wanted to dazzle us they could record the answers so when we pressed the answer button a calming voice would tell us what to do (although in emergencies, the voice might shout 'RUN LIKE HELL!').
Cell Phone Programming