Talk:897: Elevator Inspection

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I wonder, how fast does elevator technology advance? Is there like a Moore's law for the speed and safety of elevators or something? Davidy²²[talk] 02:05, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

This comic has my doubts. If you placed the certificate in the actual elevator, it might be vandalized, stolen, or otherwise destroyed. Of course, you could just put a photocopy of the original certificate in the elevator, but not very many pointy-haired bosses are that clever. 03:41, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

That's why the certificate goes behind shatterproof clear plastic in a tamper-resistant frame. Casual vandals seldom carry the right kind of screwdriver. At one job, I used to hear people complain on a regular basis about expired certificates in the cars. Even with the building's management keeping up a diligent and ongoing maintenance program (be foolish not to. Who needs that kind of exposure?) an underfunded and overworked inspection bureaucracy can take their own sweet time making the rounds.
Elevator manufacturers, like submarine sailors, do not like change for its own sake. They don't get very effusive about innovation, so no Moore's law need apply. 14:31, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

I did add the incomplete tag because all elevators should be registered in the US. A regular inspection is mandatory. This comic is more about people trust in that devices or not. They are joking while they are frightened. Many people don't like to be inside of an elevator because they suffer on claustrophobia. --Dgbrt (talk) 22:33, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

I do not think so. Ponytail is clearly elated about the prospect to go and see this certificate. The idea is that this would never happen, and thus there are no reason to actually have any certificate. That the law states something else, is beside the point of the comic. --Kynde (talk) 11:50, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Does the bottom button look different? like someone might have taped 'zeppelin' over it? 20:48, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

That would be funny, but I think that is the emergency buttons for stop and alarm. Not so funny but probably the reason they are different... --Kynde (talk) 11:50, 10 February 2016 (UTC)