The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts
At the coffee shop this morning, I spotted a small child wearing an elf hat that was more like a musical theater event than a hat. Its many charming but unnecessary features got me thinking about how new products these days are hardly ever created in order to solve problems or fill needs like keeping your head warm. Instead, they seem to be exercises in combining two or more existing products into one "convenient" package, with the apparent end goal of devising a single item which will do absolutely everything. I took copious notes, and then, on the way home, stopped at the market where, I kid you not, I saw a can opener that came with thirty free music downloads. Demonstrating once again the futility of attempting to satirize life, which will always do you one better. But I'll keep trying.
A hat that sings is a wonderful thing
Copyright © 2009 by Dave Grossman
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