May 10, 2008

Aggravation Testing

Posted by Ben Simo

An example:

How Long Do I Have To Wait?

A few hours? I don't have hours. I am sitting in the car using borrowed WiFi from a campground. I had to seek out Internet access to use software that came on a CD. I finally find Internet access and now it says I may have to wait a several hours. Can I abort if it takes longer than I have? What happens if I lose my internet access while the firmware update is underway?

I'm already frustrated with this device. I'm already frustrated with the software. I was hoping that a firmware update might fix bugs and usability issues on the device itself. I have reached the tipping point. This thing is going back to the store.