Archive for November 5th, 2007

Cream crackered

It is but 5.45 pm…. but Cream crackered… bon nuit…

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Frozen thinking?….

A LOTTERY scratchcard has been withdrawn from sale by Camelot – because players couldn’t understand it. To qualify for a prize, users had to scratch away a window to reveal a temperature lower than the figure displayed on each card. As the game had a winter theme, the temperature was usually below freezing. The concept of comparing negative numbers proved too difficult for some Camelot received dozens of complaints on the first day from players who could not understand how, for example, -5 is higher than -6.

Ah well… Camelot may have been too clever by half.

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