engio wrote:Yeah the W/T thing is way past its time. It probably made sense to some engineers and photographers when they made that first camera.
Another one is 1/0 for on/off. I have that in my car but it's marked I/O, which arguably looks better but makes even less sense because it usually stands for input/output.
Travisimo wrote:One of these came in one of the bathrooms in my house... a Kohler-Mira Sport Shower. It's an electric shower, so it has one cold water line in and heats up the water in the little box.
It has the most fantastically terrible user experience - when you turn it off, it cools off the internal water heaters with cold water (according to my plumber). So every time you finish a hot shower, it blast you with cold water for a couple seconds. Seriously.
What kind of designer/engineer does this to people!
Random Though Processed wrote:engio wrote:...
What you are referring to is not "1/0" or "I/O" but rather IEC5007 and IEC5008. These are items described in IEC417, the international standard that defines symbols for electrical devices. These are lines and circles used in different arrangements to describe switch functions. Very often, they are used improperly.
Which strengthens my point that it is bad design since it makes little sense to an average person.
SmartWorks wrote:How can it take that long to slightly brown some bread ?
I think I have seen some with covers that trap the heat in to make it go faster but overall they seem massively inefficient
shoenista wrote:Cycling accessories in general.
jGray wrote:One of the worst offenders of must use bad design in my opinion: airlines.
This is my favorite example, the Alaska Airlines tufted carpet bulkhead.