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Pet PDA

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I own a PDA. It is a hugely useful device, but - along with all the other items of technological gallimaufry I seem to have acquired - it is entirely devoid of any aesthetic (or comic) merit.

Combine PDA functionality with robot technology to create the businessman's best friend. Obviously the choice of mechanical animal is up to the individual user, but I would choose a spectacularly plumaged bird of paradise which would sit, parrot fashion, on my right shoulder. It could calmly coo the 'phone numbers and addresses of my friends and colleagues, squawk agitatedly if I was late for a meeting, and gently nibble my earlobe if I was feeling down.

whimsickle, Oct 11 2002

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No Time Lord should be without one ... [8th of 7, Oct 11 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       Like Teddy from A.I.
waugsqueke, Oct 11 2002
  

       Baked. K-9. Link.
8th of 7, Oct 11 2002
  

       Fair enough, [8th] - and the retractable laser would be a plus. Stairs a problem, though.
whimsickle, Oct 11 2002
  

       I'm not sure if B's of P have lobed ears - I am pretty sure most parrots don't.
whimsickle, Oct 11 2002
  

       If you wear an earring in your navel is it still an earring?   

       Am thinking avine navels are rarer than lobes.
whimsickle, Oct 11 2002
  

       // avine navels are rarer than lobes //   

       I suspect they don't have navels as such, as they don't have an umbillicus like mammals; the yolk sack is consumed by the embryo as it grows, and by the time the chick hatches pretty much all traces of it have been resorbed ..... but if someone knows better, let me know.
8th of 7, Oct 11 2002
  

       ...with programmable earring tones.
General Washington, Oct 11 2002
  

       i'd rather an elf follow me around with my PDA. he'd also fetch my coffee and do the dishes. of course, he could still nibble my ear if i were feeling down.
goostas, Oct 12 2002
  
      
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