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Posted by Jäger on 2014-06-07 20:26:00

World-readable

I see someone forgot to check the spec first. At least they didn't use the wrong units. (That might be a problem mostly reserved for us Americans with our rigid adherence to an obsolete unit system, but I did notice that all of the road signs in the UK used miles, not kilometers, which I'm sure the continental Europeans find just as confusing as driving on the left.)


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Bunker (2014-06-04 21:31:39)
Having rejected DOS, we're paranoid about anything that isn't
"user-friendly," that requires some adjustment on our part and a
commitment to meet the technology halfway. It's as if Henry Ford rigged
a bridle and set of leather reins to his Model T instead of a steering
wheel and clutch, and to this day we were still driving our cars the way
a 19th century groomsman would handle a horse and buggy.
- Jonathon Keats, "'You Send Me' by Patricia T. O'Conner & Stewart
Kellerman", Salon.com