Warning: “This Machine Has No Brain”

by Walter Olson on June 12, 2010

“…Use Your Own” [Maggie Koerth-Baker, BoingBoing, seen on a hardwood floor sander, with picture]


1 Alan Gunn 06.12.10 at 2:43 pm

Reminds me of Kipling’s “The Secret of the Machines,” which includes these lines:

But remember, please, the Law by which we live,
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!

2 Aaron Worthing 06.15.10 at 1:10 pm

hey, this seems right up your alley. Its a purchaseable laser beam, that is shaped like a lightsaber, that has some pretty hilarious warnings on it. http://www.dailytech.com/WickedLasers+Unveils+Lightsaber+Powerful+Enough+to+Set+People+on+Fire/article18681.htm

Like: “Warning: Extremely dangerous is an understatement to the power of 1W of laser power. ”

i don’t know if that qualifies as a warning label or an advertisement.

“With greater power comes the need for greater responsibility.”

See, and you thought Uncle Ben was full of crap when he dropped you off by the library…

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