Friday, September 27, 2013
"Four is not a number"
That was the error message I was given today by a computer system which I was trying to use to book a meeting room.
It wanted a detail of the booking in numerical rather than text format and was not sophisticated enough to recognise the word "four" as a number.
This wasn't a problem for me - I just deleted the word and put in the numeral "4" instead, although an older or less computer-literate user might have been stumped or annoyed.
Don't think computers will be taking over the world just yet.
Has anyone reading this had any daft messages from computers recently that they want to share?