Annals of Broken Technology

I stuck my card in the ATM machine today at the National Bank. “Enter your PIN number, and press ENTER,” it said on the screen.

There is no ENTER key, however.

Not only is there no ENTER key on the keypad (its label is “OK”), but the graphic on the screen that illustrates the process has a depiction of the keypad. And that graphic is also missing an ENTER key.


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Andrew Chisholm on March 22, 2004 - 23:44 Permalink

OK when I started reading I thought to myself “Peter, the software was obviously written for an older or new machine that has a key labeled enter, why didn’t you figure this out?” Then as I finish reading you go onto mention the graphic on the screen witch is built into the operation system also is missing the enter key… great.

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Mark on March 23, 2004 - 01:25 Permalink

maybe when they were writing the software they were under the influence and put enter because well 99.9% of the time when you are doing something on your system you hit ‘enter’ it usually refers to OK on the screen…

oh wait what is that sounds…ahh yes..the sounds of me grasping…