Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Sunday, October 13, 2019
I decided to add my personal results to my cartoon blog even though this blog is mainly for software testing.
My goal today was to check-out whether the great Lambretta revival edition it is an alternative
to my beloved but seriously broken Vespa. I've read the Lambretta advertisment in the news. I checked many pictures and it made me curious. The longer I googled the more excited I got, and I also checked the price which seemed reasonable to me, until the moment I saw it live.
The positive things I noted was the quiet motor and the firm road holding at the speed of 80km/h. Something I wasn't used to my current Vespa. Also the design of the new Lambretta is great and remembering these great ages of the Sixties, but wait...everything is made out of plastic now.
I understand that in order to save fuel, you need to consider weight, but ...the front, the fender, the wings, I mean everything? Considering that this scooter is celebrated as the big revival of Lambretta, I really had not expected to meet such a big collection of elastic material.
When I did my test ride, I noticed the oversized LCD monitor just below the analog speedo. While I think it is kind of weird to add an LCD monitor to a vintage-a-like scooter, there was something else that really worried me. The LCD is so big that you can hardly read your current speed in the analog display above the LCD. Having to search the needle while you are driving uses time, time that may be needed elsewhere.
Here is what I don't understand in these days....designers do a great job making products look great, developers do a hard job implementing the requirements and testers test the hell out of these products to make sure, the customer doesn't get disappointed. And then, you meet a potential client in the shop who realizes within minutes what she is presented by the sales guy looks like a two-bit plastic toy. Product Managers...we need to talk ;)
Friday, October 11, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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