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Good point. And let me add, consider the fact that hospitals can have hundreds of nurses. If the average nurse makes an error only once a decade, then 100 nurses will average 10 errors each year. Error prevention systems are a good thing.
Call me cynical, but it would never happen. Instead, oil companies would take a lesson from Hollywood, and make every single oil well its own corporation, so any disaster would be insulated to a single small corporation that goes broke.
A Chumby One, with a small touch screen, WiFi and FM radio, was $99 on pre-order, and $119.95 now, so it's not impossible, if the screen cost can be kept down. I'd suspect $150 is a more reasonable number to shoot for, though.
I did it a few times when I had my window manager configured to use ctrl+alt+(#) to switch between desktop windows. Type something on desktop 3, ctrl+alt+4 to check something on desktop 4, ctrl+alt+3 back, hit backspace with my right hand to correct my typing before fully releasing ctrl+alt with my left... boom, down goes X.
Granted, I would do something like that maybe twice a year, with 7 hour a day use, but I have done it.
Even if 5x as many people suddenly "need" these devices, since they cost 10-20x less, wouldn't the insurance companies save money?
Competent people turn to violence much sooner.
The Production Code enumerated three "General Principles" as follows:
- No picture shall be produced that will lower the moral standards of those who see it. Hence the sympathy of the audience should never be thrown to the side of crime, wrongdoing, evil or sin.
- Correct standards of life, subject only to the requirements of drama and entertainment, shall be presented.
- Law, natural or human, shall not be ridiculed, nor shall sympathy be created for its violation.