Voice-Activated Copiers

22 May 2011 /
Copier

We just got new copiers at the office. They have 900 features, which makes it hard for people to figure out how to access the one feature they really want, i.e., making a copy.

My office is close to one of the copy rooms, so when I hear someone in there struggling with the new copier, I go in and tell them it’s voice-activated.

“Just say your name and the number of copies you want.”

“Jodi Smith. Two copies.”

Nothing happens.

“I don’t think you’re authorized to make copies. Get Debbie down here and have her try it.”

Update: We had training classes today on how to use the copiers. I’m dating myself here but I can actually remember when it was possible to operate a copier without a training class.


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