December 20th, 2005

Crookshanks Words: Liddow

Chatty ATMs

Hi all,

So I was using the ATM today, and it occurred to me that ATMs in New York have become remarkably chatty. For example, instead of saying -

"Sorry, I am out of paper."

The ATM read:

"It's been a busy day!"

Now, I realize that in the era of computerization programmers are trying to make the whole computer experience a bit more interpersonal, but this is rediculous!

What's next? If you overdraw your bank account, the ATM will read:

"Get the fuck out of here, you broke-ass bitch!"