My, what an interesting button in the Ford Escape

EscapeButton20070926While pondering the instrument panel on a rented Ford Escape, I noticed the most interesting button.

Now, it’s an interesting coincidence that I was in the heat of receiving static from the passenger side of the car at the time.

Not that I was looking for an ‘eject’ button.

However, my seeing it, and the timing when I saw it .. such a coincidence!

In the heat of the static .. I pushed it.

I pushed it again.

The static continued.

Perhaps it’s better said as haiku:

Oh, eject button.

Why is it that you taunt me?

I press. Wait. Nothing.

Fortunately, we arrived without further incident.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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