After arriving in Shanghai more than a year ago, I was quite frightened by the cash-machines. I remember one evening, while walking in the French Concession we stumbled upon a small, local bank. I stuck my card in quickly (we’d been searching for what seemed like hours for a place to get some beer-vouchers), keyed in the amount I need (2,000,0000,000,0,0,0,0,00000rmb) and collected my money…

在到上海的一年多以前,我很怕用提款机。我记得有一个晚上,我在法租界散步的时候,偶然发现一个很小的,本地的银行。我很快放进我的卡(为了拿钱我们找了好久了),输入我要拿的金额(2,000,0000,000,0,0,0,0,00000元)然后提钱…

…wait…wtf…erm…no PIN?!

…等等…什么…呃…没有密码?!

In China, anything is possible!

在中国,一切皆有可能!

Nowadays, however, most of the banks now are pretty standard – although I’ve noticed that every bank’s UI (User Interface) is different. I really don’t understand why banks across the world haven’t worked together to build the ‘perfect’ UI – the ‘Nokia 3210’ of Bank UIs – and put them as standard in every machine in the globe.

然而现在,大部分的银行都相当有标准-虽然我意识到每个银行的UI(使用界面)都不一样。我真的不明白为什么世界性的银行不一起做一个‘完美’的使用界面-‘诺基亚3210’银行使用界面-然后在全球让他们在每个机器标准化。

Not only would it make sense, it would stop certain banks from trying to make their screens look like the ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ quiz machine, like this one:

这样不仅更合理,而且不会让人觉得某些银行的显示看起来好像是‘谁想成为百万富翁’的问答游戏机界面,就像这个:

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Unfortunately, the software development didn’t stretch as far as a proof-reader. It doesn’t really inspire a huge amount of trust in the safety of your money…

不幸的是,这个软件发展得没有像校正员那么好。这样真的没能增加对于你的钱的安全性的信任。

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…maybe they still have time to phone a friend?

…也许他们还有时间打电话给一个朋友?

2 Comments


  1. no big deal, yuo’ll gte ues ot it!

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