Originally Posted by Bassdogs
..snip.. I challenge anyone to take the time to read the government mandated notices in the front of anything you buy. They often take up the first 1/3 of the owners manual. They say stuff like the chain on your saw can cut off body parts or your car will be hard to control on Ice. Really does anyone on here read that stuff?
Yes! When I upgraded all 14 PC's in the building, I bothered to read all of the documentation that came with the monitors. One 4x6 leaflet about the dangers of water and the monitor and warnings about sitting too close for too long. The fine print that came with the keyboards (single folded 3x3 card tied to the cord) warned of repetitive motion injuries.
I can do without the Nanny State, thank you very much. But there are too many folk that need to be told *repeatedly* that there are dangerous things in modern/industrial life.
Is it possible to create a class system based on how responsible someone has proven him/her self to be?
Those that need self-driving cars, padded stairwells and no access to sharp objects. Vs. People that can drive reasonably when the weather turns foul (and know when to pull off); people that can handle tools and equipment that can kill bystanders or the user if not careful.
Do we need a certification process for kitchen knives?