A pointless waste of crap
'nuf said really.
The silence at the end of the phone was unusually ominous. “We've got something for you,” said the voice from Vulture Central. “Great - what is it?” Silence, then: “Just open the box when it arrives...” Twenty-four hours later and a small black 300g rugby ball shaped dancing MP3 player is sitting on our desk: Sony Rolly …
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This does make me curious about how people might interact with this. I know at dance parties, often times no one wants to break the ice and be the first couple out on the floor. I can't help but wonder if you rolled this little guy out there first, if it wouldn't be successful in getting the ball rolling... Certainly a conversation piece if nothing else.
I know its a total waste of money, but having seen some videos of this in action there is a very immature part of me that really, really wants one of these. In fact, its very pointlessness is key to its appeal. Put on a screen and some buttons and it loses the simple fun that I like about it.
...all the conscience and economic nous, not to mention common touch, of an AIBO? I really can't picture anyone wanting to vote for them, who is either over the age of, say, 33, or who hasn't been in a coma for the last two or three decades.
OK, it's pointless in my age bracket (40+), but THIS is just a great piece of thinking or at least creating. It needs to be viewed more as a piece of tech art than a useful device, and as THAT it is blooming successful. It's got a nice piece of industrial design, cool aesthetics, let's the user actually create with it inteteractively, and is fun at parties.
If you can't see the value in that, then as someone observed above, you probably don't get invited to those sorts of parties, probably because you are so literal and dull that your company is not that interesting.
As for the price, most art costs a LOT more than the tubes of oil paints and the canvass...why should this be different?
I will never buy one, but I am glad they exist, just to show that cool technology can be used for something other than powering autonomous, unmanned carrier-based bombers...