I hate bugs. I love the warm night air. I love to have my windows open. Bugs like light. Bugs like my open windows because I like light as well. In particular, bugs seem to like my computer screen an awful lot.
Did I mention that I hate bugs?
I'm sure all of you have come across this problem
before, and solved with with a simple swat or two. While this works in most situations, it doesn't for those of us who prefer to sit 10 or so feet from their computers. Whenever a bug comes around, a swat is neccessary. This entails getting up, going to the monitor, and hoping that there's still a bug present to swat at. Considering all the investment I've put into being able to use my computer while being far away from it, this is rather annoying.
Which is why I propose that a finely meshed grid be put near the surface of computer screens, just as with conventional bug zappers. However,the light source would be your computer screen, and not a black light. It might look a bit like those radiation guards, or it might look like something out of MadMax. It doesn't really matter. It kills bugs! It could be pink and green for all I care.
You might be able to wire it into your computer, and even use your scroll wheel as a control on voltage. Or choose different settings for a short, painless death, or long agonizing ones. (Some bugs deserve it.)
But, the best part about this is that it encourages family values by discouraging the solitary nature of computers. No longer will your son dissapear into his room for hours playing CounterStrike. Rather, he'd invite you in to watch the light show.
And you'd leave his room... with the normally-closed door open.
To let in the bugs.