Saturday, December 13, 2014

Advancements in Technology Can Confuse

About a week ago, the wife and I visited the Ala Moana Pacific Building to make reservations for a trip to Las Vegas at the Vacations Hawaii office.

It's been a while since I went there in person, and it was interesting and a bit exciting to see that the building had upgraded its elevator system.

Instead of just pressing the usual button and waiting to see which car arrived first, you now have to (1) pick your floor, and (2) wait for an assigned car to open for you.

That sounds simple enough, once you've read the instructions. I repeat ... ONCE YOU'VE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. Well, I didn't read the instructions and got all confused, punching button images. Confused? You have to remember my brain is turning to mush with old age.

Now ... what were we talking about? Oh yeah. Elevators.

Good thing there was someone there to tell me what to do.

Coming back down was another story. I knew what to do, so I poked the "1" image. The trouble is, I had to get off on the 7th floor and take the escalator down to the parking deck. The elevator stopped on the 7th floor and would go no farther. After I got out and walked around in circles in front of the elevator doors a few times, the wife recognized one of the stores and we found our way back to the car.

Ain't technology wonderful?


Hawaii Vegas Connect said...

One of the buildings in town has that elevator system. It's supposed to get you to your floor faster. It was kinda confusing for me too. Not sure if it did get me to my floor faster.

Craig Miyamoto said...

Sometimes, "advances" don't help much, huh?