Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Complicated Electronic Appliances

There's a microwave in the lunch room at work that has what is quite likely the simplest possible interface for such a device. Here's the whole process:
  1. put the food in
  2. shut the door
  3. turn the knob clockwise to the desired time
That's it—the microwave starts cooking automatically and counts down the precious seconds until the food is ready for the impatient ravenous consumer.

Moments ago as I removed my food from said microwave, a coworker placed her food inside, stopped, stared blankly at the appliance, and asked: "How do you work this?"

Oh my.
Categories: Personal

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jen said...

And this co-worker has a job? Wow, what does he do to get paid?

1:45 PM, April 25, 2006  
Anonymous Carl said...

Jen, I'm sure the individual in question is female. On the other hand, using a dial microwave is not ever so hard as using a lcd and button one with no lcd.

Honestly I'm wondering more what Skor does for a living, it can't be a lot of fun when his coworkers are that dumb.

10:32 AM, April 26, 2006  

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