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Giftwrapped Doctor's Office

Keep in touch while dining out
 
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Disguised as a gift, and apparently wrapped in a large pink bow, this powerful office machine is about the size of a toaster box. It can be carried into a restaurant without those pesky sneers and dirty looks. When the phone rings, a little chip plays " Happy Birthday to You," until a sufficient number of people seem to be annoyed. When a fax is incoming, the bow slowly extends as the fax in printed out. To make a call, the doctor just has to speak to the box. A miniscule speaker will allow her to hear the caller without actually picking up the box. When an urgent message is received, a mechanism will spin inside the box, making it hop around, appearing as though there is something alive in it. If the doctor does not notice, certianly someone would say, " Excuse me, Doctor, but your gift is jumping around." If it truly is necessary to type or view something, a panel on the side facing our doctor will produce a small keyboard and screen. Copies can be made by feeding the original into a slot in the top. The copy will, however, be only as narrow as the bow. A microwave oven for reheating things could conceiveably be integrated into this product.
flerper, Jun 09 2004

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       Why would you need a microwave while dining out? The whole idea promotes limitless availability, and this is, I believe, the crux of modern living... Needless to say, I'm boning it.
daseva, Jun 09 2004
  

       ?
bristolz, Jun 09 2004
  

       doctors' hours are too long?
po, Jun 09 2004
  

       Sorry but this idea sucks. Even if it was cool, why would it only apply to doctors?!
longdecember79, Jun 09 2004
  

       having been a doctors' gopher years ago. I understand this - I think...?
po, Jun 09 2004
  

       reading this i get the impression that it is a device designed to allow a doctopr to be contactable away from the office without having to carry a mobile phone and be thought of as one of the plebs who give mobile phone users a bad name.
engineer1, Jun 10 2004
  
      
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