It's nowhere near April...
Many things have appeared on toast: Marmite, Vegemite, jam and even Cylons. Now a designer’s invented a toaster that can burn pretty much anything onto your morning slice, including the news. mad_toaster The Scan Toaster: toasts news, weather and pictures onto your bread The Scan Toaster connects to a PC over USB and …
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Presumably on a slow news day you just get a piece of bread.
Also, wouldn't the toast be cold by the time you have read the news when it comes to actually eating it?
Although I suppose it does make it easier to burn a crude image of Jesus or the Virgin Mary onto it, for a quick sale on eBay.
How long until there is malware that will put "v1agra" adverts on the toast instead of my daily news?
I for one will still welcome our toast messaging overloards. We need more computer connected kitchen appliances.
On that note, where the hell is my networked coffee maker? I want one! (no puns about a java interface please.)
Not really such a hot idea is it? I mean newsprint, for example, is mostly white. That means that if you printed news on it, you'd basically be eating mostly un-toasted bread. If it's been in the fridge it could even still be decidedly chilly.
The examples in the picture show this quite clearly. Loads of cold, stodgy white bread in between the rather small interesting bits. Not exactly what you want to underpin your Oxford marmalade at breakfast, now is it?
There are on consideration a few pitfalls I can see which would make me not want this is, but I'm sure they could be resolved!
1) It only seems to do 1 slice at a time :/
2) If it's a busy news day I'm gonna need alot of bread
3) It would need a media size detection feature so as to work out that I have instead toasted a waffle!
Also would this have a duplex option?
You can read a news story printed on a slice of toast about the image of Jesus appearing on a slice of toast.....
You can burn a picture of your least favorite co-worker/ex onto a slice of toast and then berate it as "Your toast dude!!"
You can pass love notes to your co-workers/mistress over a lunch of corn beef on rye...then you can destroy the evidence!! No more incriminating emails or letters!
The first "Internet Appliance" was a Sunbeam toaster hooked up to the 'net and on display at Interop 1990. Using a web interface (under SNMP), you could (1) specify how light or how dark you wanted the toast and (2) activate the toasting function. We've come a long way ... and yet, not.
OK, may not be as anoying as actualy saying it, but what happens when your toast comes out each time with something like:
"Do you want any toast?"
"How about a muffin?"
"The question is this: given that God is infinite and that the universe is also infinite...
"would you like a toasted tea-cake?"
wow can you imagine this "branded" with cartoon of the day something like Far Side. It would sell like hot cakes. Every Starbucks in the world would buy one. Really hope this makes it onto the high street, what a xmas present, way better than socks. Electrolux, make this before Apple do !
"designer Sung Bae Chang said he got the idea whilst - you guessed it - making some toast."
Whatever he's smoking, can I have some? Sounds like some really good shit.
Eeh, I dunno - where I were a lad we used to eat Mars Bars to combat the munchies. Guess toast is the 'healthy option' ...
It's the one with the Rizlas in the pocket.
I once bought in a US airport a wonderful little book called "Wrong Shui". Brilliant. Chuckled the whole flight home, much to the consternation of the crew.
For example, "When arranging your house, never put a Rock near a Hard Place".
But, "If your toast always falls on the floor butterside down, simply butter the other side".
Problem solved. And you can still read the news. Or oggle Paris. With a bit of lubricant...
OK. got it.
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