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Everyone in the meeting holds a latching pushbutton, hidden under the table or in the pocket, with a wireless link to a bar graph on the table.
A full bar graph triggers a raspberry sound.
Normalisation of the bar graph is calculated by the number of active pushbuttons.
The degree of waffle
is publically displayed. The really boring speakers might have a full bar graph before they start.
Similar to audience feedback chairs, but I prefer this solution, because it would be fun to anonymously vote, and have the results public.
Audience feedback chairs
[Ling, Aug 06 2005]
Some sexual definition, as well. [Ling, Aug 06 2005]
(???) Wankometer Plugin
[DrCurry, Aug 10 2005]
Auomatically measures listener's responsiveness, and is designed for telephone usage, but I'm sure you could adapt it.
[link courtesy theircompetitor.] [DrCurry, Aug 12 2005]
||This has the potential to cut down massively on the amount of complete crap that many people have to sit through during their working day. [+]
||Baked - much like 'The Worm' in Aussie political debates.
||Didn't Jutta do this a million years ago? (Internet time.)
||- Ah, no, it was a browser plugin, not a voice analyzer.
||It needs to be a foot activated or lone participants would be rare.
||I suggest that the waffle-meter be connected to a Waldorf & Statler Heckling Device.
||[+] I love this idea......could we get home models for dinners at the in-laws, and family reunions??