Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Does My Toothbrush Need Its Own Computer?
The electric toothbrush has existed for quite some time now, so I guess toothbrush engineers decided something really new was needed. So, now there is a new toothbrush with an "onboard computer". Maybe you too have seen the commercial (perhaps late at night during a Night Court re-run) that heralds a new brushing-era and attempts to make my own toothbrush look archaic.
So I'm wondering... since I never would have guessed someone would put a computer in a toothbrush, what rather mundane product will next become available in a computerized version? After some thought, pasta came to mind. Maybe I was just hungry; I don't know. But just imagine it! Your pasta will be equipped with tiny, edible computers that will alert you when the pasta is cooked to "al dente"! Never again will pasta be over- or under-cooked! Hurray for tiny computers!