stories filed under: "westec"
by Mike Masnick
Wed, Apr 11th 2012 12:05am
What would you do if you found yourself at the LA Convention Center in the middle of WESTEC -- a trade show for machine manufacturers? Well, if you're my friend Jean from Notcot, you would go around and take a ton of pictures of the warning labels found on a bunch of the machines.
There's something oddly fascinating about all of these. I've included some more below, but there are a lot more in the original post. It's like a virtual museum of warning labels. Of course, it makes you wonder (or, maybe it just makes me wonder) who designs the warning labels, and how they settle in on the graphic choices. Similarly, figuring out exactly what you warn about could be a challenge. I like the one that says you have to wear goggles just to observe this machine. I suddenly have the urge to put warning labels on all my gadgets.