Taxi television fail

I am not a fan of the touch-screen televisions present in NYC taxis. They’ve been there for a couple of years now, and fortunately have an “off” button so you don’t have to listen to the incessant yammering of people trying to get you to watch their shows or buy their crap (I get enough of that if I turn on the tv in my own home, thankyouverymuch). However, occasionally I have had the misfortune to get into a taxi in which the off button does not work. Since the button is on a touchscreen, I don’t know if it’s that so many people have touched the off button area that it has become worn out, or because the software is crappy*.

But every so often I get into a taxi that has something this on the screen, and it makes me giggle a little.

*After seeing what’s onscreen in the photo, I have reason to suspect the latter.

Taxi TV fail

4 Comments so far

  1. Simon (unregistered) on November 21st, 2009 @ 4:38 am

    What does the photo say – can’t read it.


  2. Kevin Mark (unregistered) on November 21st, 2009 @ 7:19 am

    it is just another example of why anyone should use MicroSoft Windows :)
    Many Airplane entertainment systems uses Gnu/Linux and dont hve these problems.


  3. Kathleen (kathleen) on November 21st, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

    Sorry about that – made the image bigger.

    Kevin – as you probably deduced, I’m not a big fan of Windows either. =)


  4. Kim (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

    OH MY GOD THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!
    The other day I was sitting on the bus, looking out the window at the cars passing by. I saw a taxi come to a full stop next to me, and noticed this error message on the screen. I think I started laughing out loud, and may have even made some remark about crappy Windows systems. I seriously considered getting off the bus and hailing that cab JUST to get a photo to post to my blog. I’m so glad somebody else thinks like me!



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