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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Intelligent Design

...or, I can't believe someone got paid for this shit.

I have this toy at work. It's not the fun, buzzy kind of a toy, but it's a toy nonetheless: my wonderful wireless headset. This piece of technology has saved me from having that horribly dented neck that comes from long phone calls (and web presentations) people like me often suffer.

There is, however, one small design flaw. I don't know if you can see it, but there are three little buttons along the top of this piece. One makes the volume go down (click twice and it mutes), another makes the volume go up (click twice for unmute), and the one in the middle makes the phone hang up.

Now, this equipment must have been invented by someone with midget fingers. I'm not talking about the oompa loompa-esque fat dwarf fingers, but nicely proportioned (albeit small) fingers. The type of fingers that are adept at such activities as operating blackberries and retrieving badgers from their dens.

The reason that I say this is, on two occasions now, I have meant to unmute someone and managed to hit the little hang-up button. Who the hell puts the "hang up" button exactly 3 millimeters from the volume controls? Especially on something that is clipped to your ear and therefore unseen while in use. I tell ya...Rocket scientists...all of them.

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At 3/20/2007 10:30 AM, Blogger honeykbee's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

Uh uh, suuuure. *That's* why you hung up on me.


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