Heh. Oh, that APPLE. It's been rather annoying with its Ipod constantly scratching at the door to be let in, but I happened to read the whimper/scratch update TOS* which included, in super huge jumbo enormous large great big capital letters:
THE APPLE SOFTWARE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN THE OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES, AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION OR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, LIFE SUPPORT MACHINES OR OTHER EQUIPMENT IN WHICH THE FAILURE OF THE APPLE SOFTWARE COULD LEAD TO DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR SEVERE PHYSICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE.
There was a cartoon in the New Yorker last year with a pilot saying to a co-pilot, "Heh, I'm flying this thing with my Blackberry." What next, launching spaceships with a Wii remote?
*It ascribes to the belief that great blocks of capitalised text without paragraphic ordering for relief illustrates the importance of points well. I can't quibble as I did see it, but I must say that I found the document entirely lacking in style, somewhat high-pitched and hysterical (if Apple, having no womb, can be said to be hysterical), and rather funny.
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posted by - 9:35 PM