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Old 07-17-2018, 01:21 PM
iamthewalrus(:3= iamthewalrus(:3= is offline
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Originally Posted by CairoCarol View Post
Lots of elevators in Jakarta work like this, or some variation. It can indeed be a problem.

I once had to go to meetings in a building where the system was that you told the receptionist in the lobby where you were going, and she issued you a RFID passkey that would tell the elevator to take you to the correct floor. Silly me, about the third time I went there, instead of saying the office I confidently said "5th floor" and got a pass for the 5th floor.

You can guess how well that turned out.
I'm assuming the problem is that the office was no longer on the fifth floor, or never was and you misremembered?

But that's not really a problem with this system. It's a problem with not knowing where you're going. An old dumb traditional elevator with buttons would have also taken you to the 5th floor, because you'd have pressed the 5 button, right?
Old 07-17-2018, 11:27 PM
CairoCarol CairoCarol is offline
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Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post
You went to the fifth floor as requested?
Indeed I did. Now assume, for the sake of argument, that my confidence in my ability to remember which floor # I needed to visit was misplaced.
If I waited for memory to serve, I'd starve.


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