Re: [IxDA] All microwave interfaces are COMPLETELY different
16 May 2010 - 8:49am
3 years ago
On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 6:47 AM, elvenmuse wrote:
> Why, why o why all microwave interfaces are different...
Agreed that the state of microwave control UIs is a joke. But missing
from this discussion is the ecosystem aspect: companies creating
products (microwavable food items) with instructions that don't map
to the available capabilities.
For example, a frequently seen food preparation instruction is to heat
the product at e.g. 50% power for 8 minutes. The microwave I own has
absolutely no (visible or documented) way to adjust the power setting!
Apparently neither side (food or hardware vendors) has any clue that
the experience of using their products is degraded because they are
developing in a vacuum instead of designing a cooperative continuum
(a la iTunes + iPod).