Ever had this happen? You’re standing in line at the checkout counter and you have several of the same items (i.e. a batch of Christmas lights). The person at the checkout counter meticulously scans each item, even though you just know that the scanner/register has the ability to have all the items entered in one pass of the scanner. If the right shortcut is triggered before the scan.
I don’t blame the checkout person, because I’m sure that –in many cases– they haven’t been told that the scanner is capable of doing this. Or maybe they know it has the ability but they haven’t been shown how to do it. Frankly, I’m more dismayed by office computer users who have never ventured to use a keyboard shortcut for, say, printing, even though they see the shortcut on the pull down menu every time they select it.
I guess some people just aren’t looking for shortcuts. Which makes me think of this really sad thought: I wonder if there are any TIVO users out there who don’t ever bother to fast-forward through the commercials?