Thursday, January 06, 2011
It used to be that you could call Winnipeg Transit Telebus and type in your bus stop number and get the time your bus comes next and all was good. But over the last year they've started putting in little advertisements for their other services like BusTxt (which I, as a Linux using poweruser can not understand) and Twitter (Which I as an intelligent human being have no care for). My problem isn't the advertising per se, it's the fact that I HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE GODDAMN THING. I can't interrupt it, otherwise it will take longer than playing the message. I can't just press the stop number, because it won't let me. It's a cavalcade of FAIL and it infuriates me. I don't care about twitter. I don't care about bustxt. I just want to know when the next bus is coming.. oh look, I missed it because I was too busy trying to find out what time the bus is coming to see that it just came. Who is the genius who set this thing up? Newer Technology always makes things worse. Same thing at the Library. I miss the old winnipeg public library terminals you could telnet into. I hate using the web to get that information. It's so slow. Technology from the 80's is faster. Why is that.
From the deranged mind of reedsolomon.matr1x at gmail.com at 11:11 p.m.