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An appliance that inconveniences homeowners everywhere
So the general trend in technology is to save the purchaser
time and effort. I mean you have your washing machine to
do your dishes, water pump to provide running water, ect.
Now instead of spending a large part of our day doing
activities condusive to our well-being, we relegate those
to machinery and instead spend our time greasing
the wheels of globalized capitalism.
This appliance would do the exact opposite; ideally it would
be seemingly essential, perhaps even a status symbol of
sorts but widely available so all classes of people can have
the pleasure of owning such a thing. The thing would be
designed to be inherently needy of human attention to
keep it in sorts, but the attention would be designed to be
ergonomic in every manner. It would simply be positively
a pleasure to maintain.
Much, much nicer than a cat ... [8th of 7, Sep 01 2011]
could it be like this? [xenzag, Sep 02 2011]
A website accomplishing just that
[pashute, Sep 02 2011]
10 gadgets to make life more difficult
[swimswim, Sep 02 2011]
||Welcome to the HB, [Eubie]!
||I think you need a better description of your device
- I'm thinking maybe some sort of sculpture along
the lines of an Anish Kapoor piece, made of smooth
non-stainless steel which needs regular polishing,
and perhaps with some sort of mechanism that leaks
oil that has to be regularly replenished and wiped off
||This sounds a lot like a pet. Or a garden. Or even a
||I wouldn't mind having my own little domestic version of globalized capitalism to grease the wheels of every so often. Maybe it is just a bunch of gears that turn and every so often after all of the oil has precipitated down into an oil pan the gears start screeching and you have to pour the oil on them again. I guess that's pretty good as a conversation piece, although if you really want to start a conversation about global capitalism it's probably worth a try just to throw it out there and not need to have the machine.
||If the post was actually a riddle my guess is automobile.
||>It's called an iPad... tamgotchi... body... Welcome
||Remember when computers were supposed to make your lives easier?
||I was so sure that this was called a FORD.
||I would hire a maid to take care of it.
||Breadmaker fits the bill. So, um, "baked"? ;-)