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Sep 26, 2012

[I'm pretty sure the corporate execs have very *pleasant* dreams of replacing customer service staff with sophisticated voice recognition software.]

'Dreams'? This is becoming reality. Right now. Several times I have called customer service numbers and had a computer try to help me with me answering the computer vocally.
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Sep 26, 2012
The Alice way:
Panel 1
Alice: Can you email the test data to me
Vendor: We don't work that way.

Panel 2
Alice: How can you let me have the 2Mb file?
Vendor: Our company's antivirus policy not to permit the electronic transfer of files. I can however print out a hex dump of the data for you to type into your system...

Panel 3
Alice clutches a USB drive and the still beating heart of the vendor
Sep 26, 2012

It looks plausible that punch cards might be in use....


That question doesn't avoid the potential response of, "We are unable to answer that query"; which funnily enough could be used to answer any question.... of course I think the real reason is the test data is faked and as such they are unable to supply the fake data that shows their laziness!
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Sep 26, 2012
Sounds like some of our teams we have at work.

If you have questions, please send them to our dispatcher.


We don't work our own Changes.
+16 Rank Up Rank Down
Sep 26, 2012
Bureaucracy rocks!
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