Amount of time typical Tulane graduate spends testing alarm clocks.
A Tulane graduate from 2005 has lost her job due to being late, she claims, because of a glitch in the iPhone calendar app.
If you had warned me about the glitch, I could have at least picked up a $5, battery-operated alarm clock that would have saved my job,” she wrote in an open letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs posted on the Huffington Post.
I test apps before I depend on them. For instance, before I ever used the Android’s alarm, I set it to go off through the day. This saved me from a bad volume setting. Now, they didn’t cover this at Utah State. Computers were as big as houses when I went there. How could they? But I did have an alarm clock, and I did TEST it before using it. You ALWAYS test alarm clocks before using them. Anything you depend on should be verified. Life 101.
Related… why 5 years later, is a Tulane graduate tending tables? What degree? Tulane, btw, costs $50K a year to attend.
Similar… was the reporter a Tulane graduate? She didn’t ask questions that seemed pretty obvious to me. Like “Did you test it?”, “Why are you waitressing?”, “What was your degree?”.
The graduate in question, btw, did not answer questions about if the tardiness was a habit. Which means “yep”.
I know, I know, I’m being unreasonable on the school. But I just couldn’t resist. I hope she doesn’t have too much school debt for what, by any reasonable view, was an economically fruitless time spent in college.