From: firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU.AU (Richard A. Muirden) Organization: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Date: 22 Jan 96 04:40:41 References: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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email@example.com (Jean-Francois Mezei) writes: >Next time you take a modern elevator, WORRY. They're all computer controlled >these days with all sortsd of fancy software to position each car to reduce >wait time and increase efficiency. Some even have sensors for weight and >movement/heat to detect if there is someone in the car of not. If you take into >consideration everything that could go wrong, you should take the stairs. uh. huh we have crazy computer controlled lifts at the University I work at. When I was a student it used to be frustrating when the damn thing would just "decide" to go down, or up, or not stop at your floor, or do an express or... *BUT* That's a lift, not an aeroplane. You get the same kind of glitch in a plane and people will die, rather than being 2 minutes late for a lecture. -richard -- Richard A. Muirden, Systems & Network Administration / Webmaster / Fanatic :) RMIT Information Technology Services (ITS) email: firstname.lastname@example.org I like: Boeing, UA, AN, WN. Vodka, Trek & 'phone: (+61 3) 9660 3814 Shostakovich. Shost CD's I own: 122. Web: http://www.rmit.edu.au/richard 1996 Goal: Fly on a Tu-154 or IL-62 into LED or SVO and survive!