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This is a toaster designed along the marketing model
of Gillette Mach 3 razor blades, inkjet printers
or Nespresso coffee pods, where the up-front
investment is small but they sting you on the
refills/bread. It is, of course, a terrible idea, but
so plausible that I wouldn't be surprised if
someone is planning such a product right now...
It would have hermetically sealed (for
freshness, and to maximise the quantity of non-
recyclable packaging that has to be thrown away)
individual slices. Each slice would be fed (including
packaging) into the toaster. The toaster would
scan the RFID chip on the packaging to check that it
is an authentically branded slice of bread and to
set the optimum toasting time. The packaging would be
cut off and the bread would then be toasted, the
toasting time ending with one of several customisable
chimes. All but the most expensive model will
play audio adverts during the toasting time.
(Inspired by an [AusCan531] annotation somewhere.)
[xenzag, Mar 16 2018]
Shameless elf promotion [8th of 7, Mar 19 2018]
||Me laughed .. bitterly [+]
||See cartridge bread in Juke Box Toaster idea.
||[xen] ah yes, similar, but that's intended to be more
convenient for the consumer, whereas this is intended
to be more profitable for the manufacturer.
||You could use a multi-blade razor to scrape off the
||This is blatant,amoral exploitation of the stupid, credulous and status-seeking nouveau riche.
||I thought this would be a toaster with an extra slot or heating
element, hailed as a major innovation.
||Did you have any specific war in mind ? There have been quite few, both real and metaphoric.
||the entire sliced loaf is pre-loaded by the bakery into a
reusable cartridge carrier.//[xen] ah yes, similar// The
words you meant to say were "yes, it's the same idea as
yours ie re-preloading bread into a cartridge, and there's a
slice of toast with marmalade on it by way of thanks"
Thanks - it's delicious. Ha