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Urgency gone totally wrong

  • Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:04 am

Every once in a while someone has a problem that needs to be fixed. Or someone wants to ask something. Often it’s just about a task, a piece of information, an appointment, or similar. What do people do then? Well, if it’s really urgent you usually resort to synchronous communication such as the telephone. You can also call it smartphone, but it doesn’t change the fact that you pick up the phone and talk to someone in real time. That’s the theory. In fact people send emails, text messages (which might not get delivered), or private messages on obscure social media platform where you log in every three months.

Stupidity is on the rise.

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New Year, Same Problems

  • Posted on January 2, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Welcome to 2015! I am pretty sure you are amazed what the year has in stock for you. Go ahead, figure it out. Meanwhile I know some things haven’t changed. Hands-free kits.

I like headphones. It saves yourself from listening to the verbal diarrhoea of people talking in public. Noise-cancelling gear is especially helpful. Or headphones that have a tight grip on your ears, so no acoustic bullshit can get to you. Usually headphones work fairly well.

Then there are hands-free kits. Basically these kits are headphones you can talk to, because they listen. They come in all forms and flavours. Wired, wireless, colourful, with/without battery, with/without blue LEDs, etc.; amazing. Sometimes they even work. Most of the time they don’t. The battery is low. Cables break. You lose your earplugs. It’s windy outside. It rains. The wireless kits disconnect and re-connect, turning your conversation into a bad rap song. Environmental noise drowns anything you say. Perfect.

So, yes, 2015 is great.

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