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The bastard lovechild of the "Wheel of Fortune" and a clock, this device enables you to indefinitely postpone all the jobs you can't be bothered to do.
When viewed face-on, it does indeed resemble the Wheel of Fortune. Fully customisable for the amount of tasks you wish to delay, pegs are placed in
the holes provided around the outer edge, thus dividing the tft face into several equal units. A clever little computer at the rear paints each 'wedge' a different colour. The single hand in the centre has a rubber tip, enabling it to pass by each peg as it spins.
However, if you go behind the scenes, you will discover that the hand is powered by a clock mechanism, which has been modified to run quite a bit faster than normal.
Once you have written a task on each section of the wipe-clean face, release the safety catch, and sit back.
As the hand passes each task, you will breathe a sigh of relief. Slowly, the hypnotic click-click-click of the hand passing each peg transports you to a place far away.
A flurry of activity around you brings you back to real time, as you realise that your working day is over. It's time to go home.
Don't say there's nothing to do in the doldrums...
From "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster. [Jinbish, Nov 06 2006]
|Yes, me too. I'm about to re-click "halfbakery-recent" even though I've already read all the ideas there. Just in case.
|Nice link Jinbish. One of the great showtunes!
|Oh, sure. Everything's all so much fun and life is a bowl of pitted cherries. But what happens when you suddenly realize you forgot to disable the screensaver and your wheel dissolves into a sickening black void. Sloth and lethargy are very hard to overcome when they have become your natural states of being, especially when the boss walks by and becomes curious as to why you have shut down your computer in the middle of the afternoon.
|I think I've put off voting on this for
along enough +