Thursday, June 28, 2012

Who Makes These Things Up?

Okay.  It takes me a couple of tries to type correctly the letters/numbers displayed in an anti-spam box.  You know what I'm talking about--those topsy-turvy, dripping candle  letters and spidery numbers that shout: BECAUSE I CAN DECIPHER THIS, I AM HUMAN AND NOT A MACHINE!.  Yeah, right.  By the third attempt I begin to get nervous--will the site block me if I can't get it right after 3 tries?  Will I be locked out forever?  And I know I'm not the only one struggling with this problem.  So why not listen to us, the customers, and create a different method of site protection?  We can think up and produce all kinds of futuristic gadgets,so why not think up solutions to the average Jane's problems logging on to secure sites?  Hmmm, techies?  Now there's a challenge.