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May 2, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: "Quality" electronic device

Quality_2Chris Ward writes:

A few weeks ago, my boss gave these electronic devices out to everyone at work that are supposed to combine a  world clock, a calendar, a calculator and an alarm. This device is supposed to inspire quality in the workplace.

This is what this "Quality" device looks like after two weeks of sitting on my desk. None of the buttons work and you can't change what's displayed in any way, or turn it off, for that matter - quality indeed!


Inspire what kind of quality?

Posted by: GinoLeTV at May 2, 2007 01:11 AM

Don't these sort of things usually come with a reset button?

And there are plenty of ways to turn it off:

1) Remove Batteries

2) Ball-Peen Hammer

3) Paper Shredder

Posted by: chrism312 at May 2, 2007 07:50 AM

I vote for ball peen hammer. Or if you're the curious type you could take it apart to see how it "works". Hope this doesn't indicate the quality of the work you and your co-workers produce. LOL.

Posted by: lefty-chef at May 2, 2007 09:25 AM

I had one of these that worked fine. Then it started switching to random time zones.

Posted by: Narcissus at May 2, 2007 11:21 AM

Well, the boss (or the device) apparently didn't say what sort of quality was to be inspired. With a generic "quality" label, poor quality is just as applicable.

Posted by: Steve J at May 2, 2007 01:12 PM


Posted by: Gabriel J. Smolnycki at May 2, 2007 09:14 PM

i say its literally broken. take it back or get a replacement. then again hitting it with a hammer would be a great stress reliever

Posted by: PC_nut at May 4, 2007 08:01 AM

I like that the broken text at the bottom looks sort of like it's trying to demand, "BEHAVE."

Posted by: MattyMatt at May 4, 2007 08:32 PM

Your boss is an idiot.

And I want his billing address. I have this bridge. Dirt cheap.

Posted by: DavesBrain at May 4, 2007 11:05 PM

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