when the self-checkout machine pushes you over

14 Sep 2007 - 11:18am
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Max Melchior
2007

Posted above a self-checkout machine at Home Depot in Vancouver, BC:

http://picasaweb.google.com/max.melchior/Technology/photo#5110088242537246274

And my experience with the machine was as terrible as everything described earlier. I wonder if Home Depot practices "eat your own dog food"?

Max

----------------------------------------> Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 10:43:22 -0400> From: Joan.Vermette at fmr.com> To: katie at firstthought.com; wparker at channelingdesign.com; ldebett at gmail.com> CC: discuss at ixda.org> Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] when the self-checkout machine pushes you over the edge.>> Even when you don't have an issue with the language they're 'speaking'> -- or other screw ups -- they're still annoying as all get out.>> "PLEASE put -your -it-em-in-the-BAG-ging-A-re-A" after every stinkin'> scan.>> And they're never as fast as I am.>> Oy.> ---> Katie wrote:>> There are so many things about those machines that are unsuspected> until they kick you in the metaphoric teeth. I remember the first> time I knocked the bag over and something fell out...the machine> angrily informed me that i had removed something from the bag! and> when I put it back in , I was churlishly informed that I hadn't> scanned the item I'd put in the bag...take it out of there! It took 2> "help" clerks 15 minutes to back out the problem, since the system> also wouldn't let them just shut it down and start over.>>> ________________________________________________________________> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org> List Guidelines ............ http://beta.ixda.org/guidelines> List Help .................. http://beta.ixda.org/help> Unsubscribe ................ http://beta.ixda.org/unsubscribe> Questions .................. list at ixda.org> Home ....................... http://beta.ixda.org

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