A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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6 thoughts on “Fool/Foolproof

  1. She speaks.... February 16, 2012 / 6:37 pm

    This is true. LOL… many years ago, I dated a guy who worked as an engineer at Oster. There’s a special department just for writing instructions and warnings. He told me one day that department had to add a warning to their foot massager (the kind that sits on the floor and you rest your feet on it with balls rotating under your feet). The warning was because some woman did this… “Do not submerge unit in water.”

      • She speaks.... February 16, 2012 / 6:56 pm

        I… don’t… know. But I hope she didn’t reproduce, but I’m sure she has.

  2. barkinginthedark February 16, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    one can never underestimate our “fools”. and i count myself in that mix. continue…

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