Yeah. It’s a bit of a weird title for this post but…
“Weird is part of the job.” Captain Janeway.
Have you noticed, I’m guessing you have, that whatever you buy on Amazon it suggests telling your friends on Twitter. Once I was buying from my brother’s Christmas list and it still suggests sharing. Why?
I can’t actually imagine sharing any purchase on Amazon. However since Amazon sell everything, including sex toys, it seems a bit of an odd thing to do. And yes I did just search Amazon for that to make sure. See how much I care about this blog? Now I’m going to have sex toys following me round the internet. And that is an image you won’t get out of your head in a hurry.
Now we’re all adults here so I’m going to raise the subject of porn. Porn sites have share buttons. Who the actual fuck shares porn videos? If your talking with friends and the subject of sex comes up you all know that each one of you has probably watched porn at some point. However we all pretend like that is not true. (Although I think I was once asked and I said ‘Who doesn’t?’ or some such thing.)
Plausible deniability is a wonderful thing. Though if you’re male it’s more like ‘implausible deniability’.
The problem with share buttons is that mistakes can be made. You think you’re on your internet private time – I can do euphemisms me – but instead you’ve shown the word.
All in all I love the internet, and technology in general, but sometimes the way things are is completely mind-boggling to me.
DVDs are another one… here are some DVD issues I have noticed.
- Short loop menus. You put the DVD in but are not ready to play and it plays the films theme tune over and over again. Why can’t it sit in silence?
- You get a list of episodes written in such a way that it is unclear what the correct order is.
- The DVD will start automatically! I’ll press the button when I am ready.
- The film will start again as soon as the credits have finished. Who watches a film and thinks ‘Let’s do that again?’
- Then you have menus that move or require a simple puzzle to unlock. (Yes I have seen that once.)
All in all its like the makes of these DVDs have actually never seen a film. Wouldn’t this annoy them? Or did they sell their souls long ago.
Then of course there is that advert that informs us, in some off-brand of drama, that we wouldn’t steal a car or a TV. Actually the advert is so old now I certainly wouldn’t steal that TV.
So yes this has been a bit of a rant. I like a rant now and again. I will rant more in the future because I happen to enjoy it. The America election is right around the corner. I wonder what is going to happen.
I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.