“A wayward weighing machine that told a woman she was a fat pig and told a man than he was a fat * * * * has been removed from a Melbourne shopping centre.” Hmm, hidden keyboard eh?
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 11:55:59 +1000
From: Peter Darben (spam-protected)
Subject: The War on Fat goes High Tech
—– (from The Courier Mail (Brisbane) 16.1.02)
FAT QUIPS ON SCALES WEAR THIN by Kelly Ryan
It was anything but just the ticket.
A wayward weighing macine that told a woman she was a fat pig and told a man than he was a fat * * * * (spaces inserted to keep Rob’s ISP happy- pd) has been removed from a Melbourne shopping centre.
Red-faced operators pulled the plug on the renegade scales after furious complaints about offensive comments it added to personal weight details.
The coin-operated scales are programmed to print a person’s height, weight and body mass details.
Bruce Hamilton was stunned to read that while his weight was up slightly, the ticket also told him he was a fat * * * *.
The Body Weight Machine was removed at dawn yesterday. Supplier Ian Sargent believes it was maliciously tampered with.
Mr Sargent said tickets usually carried “nice” messages such as “Happy Christmas” or “Happy New Year”.
He said it appeared someone had seen a technician use a password to access the hidden keyboard under the pad where the messages were changed.
coming soon – wormman.net . . . the horror . . . the horror