“Forward in Reverse” / A Memorable Fancy #390

    “That’s why we’ve had so much trouble with our new escalators – they’re basically human, the latest in adaptive technology, but over-engineered, more intelligent than needed for the simple tasks they perform, just like we humans are. They become distracted.      “Sometimes if they feel they’re not sufficiently appreciated by management or the traveling public, they refuse to function. Or what can be worse, they reverse suddenly, throwing riders to the floor of the station. This often … [Read more...]