Friday, September 29
A strange message appeared on my data screen today, it started with the words "please can I have" and then an address. This had me baffled and so I radioed into the office and asked what it meant. Well it seems that everybody doesn't use text speak when ordering a taxi by text and these nice polite folk had sent a text beginning with please can I have, and then explaining when and where they wanted a taxi. Unfortunately all the computer wants is a time and a name and the address that you want the cab at, and so it had assumed that "please can I have "was the name. Strange things computers, they've just got no manners, might be nice if they built some in though.