Thursday, December 01, 2005

Resistance is futile

High tech butter?I was talking with my 90+ year old grandmother the other day, and she was telling me about the changes that ave taken place during her lifetime. I, for instance, can’t live without my microwave and computer. She, on the other hand, remembers when there was no such thing as radio. Yeah, I said radio, not TV. I can’t imagine someone still being alive that remembers being astounded at the marvelous invention of radio. To me, radio is ancient technology, as I’ve liven a life where color TV wasn’t an optional upgrade but was simply a fact of life. Everybody has it, and I can’t imagine NOT having it.

Here’s a good example. somebody in the UK has invented a computerized butter dish. Apparently, there exists in this world of 500 channel satellite TV a distinct lack of butter-related technology. Basically, this thing has a little chip built in that maintains the temperature of the butter for optimal spreading efficiency. It’s a far cry from the early days of butter technology, huh?

Angry Internet Guy says, “This has gone far enough. Butter and computers shouldn’t have anything to do with each other except when discussing some chick who has pictures of herself covered in butter on her website. That, of course, is fine.”