Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Toast Text Messaging

Weather forecasts and text messages on toast
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Not my idea - apologies. But I wanted to publicise this in the HalfBakery as an example of how the real world can often be so much more halfbaked than anything we can imagine. See link.
hippo, Apr 09 2001

Toast http://news.bbc.co....1264000/1264205.stm
Here it is. Halfbaked toast. [hippo, Apr 09 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) Robin Southgate's Report http://www.brunel.a...roject%20report.htm
I checked with the design student mentioned in the BBC Online article. He confirmed that this is for real, and sent me the URL for the project report. Thanks, Robin! [jutta, Apr 09 2001]

iPot http://www.useit.co...rtbox/20010318.html
Another Internet-savy appliance. [PotatoStew, Apr 09 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) Extreme Ironing http://www.extremeironing.com
Halfbaked 'extreme' sport. Kind of. [hippo, Apr 09 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Extreme Ironing (archive oct'04) https://web.archive...extremeironing.com/
[a1, Nov 16 2023]

Unauthorized Bread https://arstechnica...ter-iot-appliances/
"I just want toast!" [Sgt Teacup, Nov 17 2023]


       Its like the idea about with the foldable car that fits into a suitcase. That turned out to have been recently solved by a student at a UK university.
Aristotle, Apr 09 2001

       That is such a cool project. We should all be humbled by it. Now I would like to see toasty churn out Magic 8 Ball toast... ask a question, put in your bread, get an answer burned into your toast. "All signs point to Baked."
PotatoStew, Apr 09 2001

       "Reply hazy, toast again"
Susen, Apr 09 2001

       And the Film Noir imaging toaster will be especially exciting.
hello_c, Apr 09 2001

       Oh yes...
(btw - nice link detective work, Jutta)
hippo, Apr 10 2001

       cool as this is, shouldn't it be [marked–for–deletion], as it was already, er, toasted before it got here?
absterge, Apr 27 2001

       Probably, although I like to see this as a shining example of half-bakedness. See [UnaBubba] and [PotatoStew]'s annotations above.
hippo, Apr 27 2001

       Another halfbaked idea: Make ironing an 'extreme' sport. Then you could hold events like "The Ironing Man Triathalon".

You think this is halfbaked? Well someone's done it (which is why I'm posting it here rather than as a separate idea). See link.
hippo, Jul 20 2001

       [dgeiser13], can you adopt this into your "piping hot" weblog so I can close it out? I'd hate to lose the item, but absterge is right.
jutta, Jul 24 2001

       Which tastes better - sunny, cloudy or rainy toast ?
popbottle, Apr 09 2015

       "This message will self destruct immediately upon consumption."
21 Quest, Nov 16 2023


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