Garbage in, garbage out
In the world's first tech-support issue Charles Babbage was asked about the world's first computer
Mr. Babbage, if you put into the [computer] wrong figures, will the right answers come out
About which he later noted
I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
Well Charles it's been 190 years and I don't have a clue either.
With that in mind users of the world please take note. If you cram the street address, city, province/state/country and zip/postal code all into the field designated for the street address the contact data is unusable. Really. It can't be validated. Can't be formatted. And it means someone like me has to spend a good amount of time writing a program to decode your unique format into something that can actually be used.
|© 2008 Max Stocker|