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November 16, 2005 08:42 AM

Broken: High-end hotels' control (panels)

Speaking of the hotel room control panel a couple of days ago, the NYT reports excitedly that the Mandarin Oriental offers something similar.

Link: Technology Lets High-End Hotels Anticipate Guests' Whims.

Other than the confusing-looking interface in the picture, and the privacy issues around the hotel tracking guests' music and TV-watching "trails", it sounds like a fantastic idea! (Not really.)


the more confusing the interface, the smarter you feel when something works.

Posted by: gmangw at November 16, 2005 09:35 AM

Are you making the assumption that the interface is confusing from the picture, or have you had first-hand experience with this system?

Posted by: pete at November 16, 2005 12:38 PM

Now that we've got 2 recent "horrible hotel room control panel" pictures, why not add the one I submitted a couple months ago? It's different enough to add its own unique brokeness to the site :)

Posted by: Alex B at November 16, 2005 01:17 PM

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