I'm a sucker for humorous ways to point out usability mistakes. But for some reason I read this line today and laughed my ass off:

They could have made this less intuitive, but then it would involve a trip for a smog check.

Apparently I had forgotten how unintuitive setting the default browser in Panther is. Luckily I've only done it once.

Either way, I need to make sure to use that line sometime soon.

Another line that someone used at dinner the other night was:

He has limited emotional resources.

And that's just funny in a whole different way. It's both highly ambiguous and insulting at the same time.

Posted by jzawodn at August 13, 2004 06:35 PM

Reader Comments
# A said:

Gee, geeks are so clever in their put-downs (not). Sadly it's so ironic because the same put-downs almost always apply to themselves.

on August 13, 2004 07:41 PM
# Dirk said:

I have limited emotional resources.

I told something like that a saleswomen trying to sell me some vacation home rental for 1 week every year, when she asked how she can grab me emotionally.

According to my girl-friend sitting besides me her jaws dropped.

Of course I didn't notice, because as I said above ...

on August 15, 2004 08:02 AM
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