Monday, July 03, 2006
Early voice-enabled devices exhibited some cute bugs. In one case, the phone would lock on receiving an incoming call from a caller with whose name begins with a letter at the wrong end of the alphabet. The software would begin to traverse the phone book, so it could display the Called ID, and then lock by the time it got the Vs and Ws.
This was a terrific boon to say, Polish users with many friends or relatives whose names begin with "V" and "W", and who wanted to be left alone - but of little use to anyone else.
Cute Bug it seems!
Via: The Register.