Wednesday 2 April 2008

Bizarre Technology

Modern technology has some bizarre behaviour. Consider for example my old (and old) mobile phone. The battery is dying, so it has two things to do:
  1. Notify me
  2. Make the remaining charge last as long as possible.
So perhaps it would beep or vibrate once or twice, dim the screen, not beep so loudly on messages, etc?

Well, no. The mighty people at Samsung instead decided it should beep and vibrate every couple of minutes, to further waste the battery life. And, by vibrate, I mean it caused a mini earthquake and sent the phone spinning on its axis on anything resembling a smooth surface.

Poor design!

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