[colug-432] Overheard a few days ago in a library dedicated to Frank Lloyd Wright

Tom Hanlon tom at functionalmedia.com
Mon Dec 13 01:01:37 EST 2010

I bet they paid a lot of money for that broken, but "nifty" touchscreen.

Just like a lot of folks paid a lot of money for a innovative houses  
with little or no storage and leaky roofs designed by Frank Lloyd  

So perhaps the broken "nifty" screen was a symbolic piece of art with  
a statement, placed by a witty programmer ;-)

Just kidding, I like his architecture, and a screen can be both  
"nifty" and functional of course.


On 12 Dec 2010, at 08:30, Peter Kukla wrote:

> Tour guide:  "And now we'll get to see the Microsoft Table, or as I  
> call it, 'Nifty'!"
> Tour attendees poke and prod at a large touchscreen device of some  
> sort without any visible response from the application driving it.
> Tour guide:  "Well, it seems the Microsoft Table isn't working at  
> the moment.
> Tour attendee:  "What about the other one over here?"
> Tour guide:  "That one's broken ..."
> (My comment that they should use Linux was met with a blank stare.)
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Tom Hanlon
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