It's forbiddden to stop in the range of action

Warnings in four languages. And the ubiquitous — and hence useless — application of the word "Swiss". The usage does not appear to be legally protected (or there is no enforcement), and after a couple of disappointing experiences, I'm now more likely to avoid products with such labels.



Leif Hagen said...

Keep going, keep going!

Please look at CDP's newest blog from AFGHANISTAN:

Andreas said...

I would like to see this machine in action. It's built by swiss company Menzi Muck and quite famous for its versatility:


AB said...

"I'm now more likely to avoid products with such labels."

Including the indispensable Swiss army knife?

Z said...

Andreas: Thanks for the link! I had no idea it was this device, otherwise I would have made sure to be around when it was operating. Of course, much operator-ability must be involved in the tricks it can perform. I loved the last bit in the movie where "it" parks "itself" on the truck. :-)

See, it's great ideas and innovations such as these that make me want some sort of quality control on the usage of the "Swiss-" label. Naja...

AB: The knife I got years before I even imagined I would move to Switzerland one day.

Incidentally, does anyone here remember the 80's Ballet Robotique from the GM assembly line? Here's a link.

Wulf said...

Another good ballet mechanique is Anne Troake's 2003 film "Pretty Big Dig", which has choreographed excavators dancing to ballet music. The whole film isn't available online, but a clip is on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzWVrHy3694