when the self-checkout machine pushes you over the edge

14 Sep 2007 - 4:09pm
8 years ago
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Andrew Otwell

> > Man takes pry bar to self-check till
> >> Machine whacked after speaking to him in Spanish
> >>
> >> http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/330043_prybar03.html
> >>
> >> ...and who hasn't wanted to do this themselves?

To me the worst thing about these machines is that the speech drops all the
articles: "Place item in bag. Enter PIN on PIN Pad Device. Take receipt."
That drives me up the wall.


15 Sep 2007 - 8:52am
Phillip Hunter

> But that's what robots sound like, no?

If only anyone had one shred of evidence that people can successfully
interact with talking robots that talk like robots.

The vast majority of people have no control over their intense preference
for talking/interacting with someone/thing that talks "like them". See
Cliff Nass for more details.


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