Dear Valued Customer, You Are A Loser
from the making-life-worse dept
How many stories do you have about technology products that just don't seem to work -- and appear to be designed to have never work properly at all (or clearly designed with no thought towards how a customer would use them). It appears someone has decided to write a book about many, many such products. Wired News is now running a review of a book about the problems technology causes for customers, including a story about a driver who purchased 50 new pagers, only to crash his car when all of the new pagers went off at once with a welcome message. The book, Dear Valued Customer, You Are A Loser, apparently doesn't try to analyze the deeper causes of such things, but simply report them. Plus, it sounds like the author has a built in franchise. There are so many stories of these types of products, you can bet the sequel is already being written.