Thursday, May 31, 2012

I know this invention isn't needed any more

but I would like it if my car stereo would let me play the radio while I'm waiting for it to re-wind the tape cassette.

Even when a car has a CD player, it would be nice to be able to play music on the CD and a news station on the radio simultaneously.

I suppose people listen to music or news on their radios and then play news from podcasts or music from their cell-phones nowadays.  I tried listening to my Galaxy Nexus Android but there was too much road noise.

That Galaxy Nexus is a great toy but a lousy phone.  It's hard to hear.  It's hard for people to hear me.  But that's another topic.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Aibo + Scooba = Yes!

We could never rationalize the cost of a robotic pet.  We could never rationalize the cost of a floor-scrubbing robot vs a mop and scrub brush, but,
Dear iRobot:
Could you please build us a cute robot with an intelligent personality that also scrubs the floors? 
It doesn't have to be a dog or a cat.  Sammy the Squid or whatever's appropriate would be fine.  It could be a science fiction animal, or just robotic.  But we want the feel of a pet again.  Without vet bills, or wondering who to leave it with when we plan a vacation.  But make it useful.  If an intelligent Roomba is easier, that's OK too. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

two years, one rabbit

Goodbye, Chestnut.  You were my favorite mistake.