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  • All of my cheque books have paying in slips at the back of the book, which is handy, when you can remember that they're there.

    Having said that, you probably didn't have your cheque book with you, just the cheque, right? :-)


  • Don't know about your bank, but at least one of mine doesn't expect a paying in slip, you simply place the cheque in the envelope, and when the machine "eats" it, it prints the details directly on to the envelope.

    I couldn't agree more that the interface is lame through, you could at any time realise that your made a mistake, and need to abort the operation. According to the Jakob Nielsen [] the "STOP" button is one of the most powerful design features in the browser, and woe-be-tide anyone tampering with it.

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • you probably didn't have your cheque book with you, just the cheque, right?

    Of course. Who carries a cheque book around with them these days. That would be terribly last century :)

  • Your comments about user interface design reminded me about...

    A long, long, time ago when ATMs had just been introduced to the UK I was stood behind someone in the queue. They were cursing and obviously having trouble with the machine and so I offered to help. The display said something like
      Please enter the amount you want to withdraw
    n.b. the amount must be in multiples of £5

    and so the guy was pressing the 5 key 5 times because he wanted to withdraw £25. And the machine was saying he did