Random interface design note: I

Random interface design note: I have a Bose Acoustic Wave radio/CD player. It’s a solid machine that has served me well, and it has a digital volume control that goes up to 100. Why 100? I guess their industrial designers considered 100 a nice round number (although, like with the car speedometers that go up to 160 mph, I only ever crank mine up to 30 even on a loud day). But the funny thing is, when you increase the volume, it only goes up by two at a time. So you can only land on the even numbers between 0 and 100. Why avoid the odd numbers? Why not just go from 0 to 50 in steps of one at a time? Now perfect happiness eludes me. I can never be truly happy until my volume is set to 17.

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