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I thought I'd already seen an idea slightly like this, but I searched and was unable to find it.
first, part one, the toaster. Working on the
same principles as a bubble jet printer, a
branding iron and that thing with blunted
nails through a borad that you try to get
an impression of your face in but
invariably get your nostrils caught, tiny
heated elements are pressed into the
to sear specific patterns, messages,
and even simple graphics onto the slice.
The toaster's user interface sits on the
counter a short distance away, and
consists of a simple calendar program that
you can type in important dates and what
happens on them. Then, the message is
converted into an impulse that wires the
tiny elements to push out or pull away. the
program reprograms for the new day every
morning at 1:00 am (statistically proven to
be the time with the least early risers and
the idea is that if it's anyperson's birthday,
your toast will read "Happy Birthday
Anyperson". Kinda like those email
birthday coordinators. Not guaranteed, if
you skip breakfast or decide you'd really
rather have cheerios.
Again, is this idea has been up here
before, let me know. I think this is a
variation on whatever that was, whatever it
makes me wish that bread had a better
resolution. if it did, you could hook it up
to an internet newws service and have the
headlines on your breakfast.
Toast Text Messaging
This was the HB idea you remembered.
(ps Jutta, you mean "Brunel", not "Brunei")
[hippo, Jan 18 2005]
||If you need a bit higher resolution than bread, try Sara Lee pound cake. (+)
||........thought this was going be about arranging a round of witty quips and drinks in an orderly manner.......
||"...and finally, might I suggest marmite and cheese on me this morning?"