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Sunday, May 16, 2010

I need a day off

Imaginary conversation (that could be very real)

Me: I need a day off tomorrow

Boss : Why?

Me: have to download an iPhone app.

Boss :??!! so? download it. why a day off?

Me: I tried to download it and it says "Apple terms and conditions for iTunes have changed. You have to agree to new terms"..

Boss: so agree and download

Me : It is a 72 page document and I am on page 1 reading about "one click" which belongs to Amazon. have long ways to go.. it says I have to READ and UNDERSTAND and AGREE to the terms before downloading a Flickr app..

Seriously, it is a 72 page document that has to be read and understood before we Agree.

How many iPhone/iTunes users would have actually read this thing, leave alone understand it before agreeing to the terms?

why cannot apple have a voice recorded version of this document? it is faster to listen to 72 pages being read than having to read it, no?

the world becomes sillier by the day..


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I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:39 PM, Anonymous A-kay wrote...

If you think that is silly, think of the facebook privacy agreement. Apparently it is longer than the US Constitution (without the amendments, of course!).

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:21 AM, Anonymous utbtkids wrote...

"Thou shall make it so long that people agree without reading"

That is what the companies now a days bank on.

Fine prints are ridiculous.

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

The need of the day is, a website that will have someone read through all the fine print, and summarize the content, highlighting the important stuff they don't want users to read.

Or, bring about a law that limits the number of pages for user agreements. That's daydreaming.


I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...


[some of the following may be real or fictional]

facebook has a much easier to read terms and conditions document. it has a page with three paragraphs only.

the catch is that once you are done with reading a paragraph and move to the next paragraph, the previous paragraph's contents change!

- s.b.


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