"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Denial of Sustenance Attack.

Oh, Queen's Village Wawa. Why are you closed? From 0000 to 0500 of all times? Did you not know I had not eaten all day and really wanted a breaded chicken sammich and some pickles?

And closed for a technology update? You have all the technology you need to deliver unto my face a delicious sammich full of chickeny bread. You have touchscreen LCDs by which I can order some food, so I don't have to talk to the people who will give me some food. You have lights so I don't trip over the scary people or knock into the coffee island and burn myself. You have an ATM so I can get money at any time to trade for the sammich of chicken.

Alas, you insist on "upgrading" your "technology" across the city, and while you are perhaps doing rolling updates so your users don't experience a total service outage, no other Wawas are as conveniently located to my palace of me.

For your sake, Wawa, you'd better be getting a nanotech replicator installed, a la Lucky Dragon, or I will be sad, sad panda.

July 18, 2007 2:16 AM