Saturday, April 25, 2020

the bad ux of a bottle of bleach

So Bleach expires, yet Clorox likes to pretend that "E620050 MD2 5 18" is a good enough code to let us figure out how old it is. I think that means "made at factory E6 in the year '20 on the 050th day (i.e. mid-February) but dang, why are they being so obscure?

Making it worse it sounds like sometimes the year is one digit? and sometimes they glom on two digits at the end, before the day of year. This is a bad time for not providing an online calculator or using a more human friendly system.

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