Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Disclaimers

My Orkut Fortune for the day: What we think, we become (Please don't think you are a superhero and don't try to fly)

I couldn't help laughing thinking about how disclaimers have become an integral part of our life. what does this go to show ?
....that people are dumb enough to do such things (like believing one can fly) ?
....that they are dumber to blame others for it ?
....that people would rather give disclaimers than deal with these no-grey-cells people ?

I understand explaining terms of liability for a product or service you pay for because as a customer you are entitled to have certain privileges for the money you pay and its important to be clear what those privileges actually are but when I read disclaimers in help forums and blogs (including mine) I cannot but wonder if ''pointing fingers'' logic has stooped so low that no one can get by without disclaimer !

Let me give everyone the benefit of doubt and assume that the people who do use disclaimers are so worried about other people misunderstanding what they said/offered and that they want to spare the people the trouble of realising too late that they made a mistake...well, that is a happy and positive thought I can live with !

Disclaimer: I have nothing against disclaimers :D !
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