After one too many sodas at my local cafe, I ventured in to the gents toilet. As I leaned back and waited for inspiration, so to speak, the peace was suddenly interrupted by a rasping whine. What was the source of this loud and startling noise taking place during that most sensitive of tasks? Nothing other than a fellow user of the rest room attempting to dry his hands. The jet engine responsible was the Dyson Airblade, moving air at 400mph and generating noise at 90dbA. In my opinion, a hideously modern grey box that looks out if place in even the most modern of lavvies. On the plus side it is very well designed from an ergonomic point of view and uses a quarter of the energy of traditional hand driers. Personally I prefer a more restful WC experience so give me paper towels any day.
I've come across a petit frustration with Outlook recently. It seems to capitalize the first letter after you write i.e. or e.g. It also capitalizes the i but not the e. Strange. It means that I have to go back and edit the sentence every time. Somebody at Microsoft must have forgotten to add these commonly used abbreviations before releasing the product. Or maybe the chaps at Microsoft care too much for the English language and want to discourage the use of such abbreviations. Maybe I should write 'That is," or "For example" from now on.
I'm Frank Gaine. Strategist, Designer, Manager, Founder, Educator.