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Dashboard apparently comes from the days of buggies, when it was what protected one from being dashed (another word for splash). My hopes of discovering how this came to be an instrument panel were dashed, as the "d" pages of OED are acting very strangely.
"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once. Lately it hasn't been working."
Only two and a half years later, but here's an explanation:
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.
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