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Ariella
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1/13/2015 | 1:30:38 PM
Re: some great stuff
<Otherwise, what will be next? a toaster that will send a person a text when the toasts are ready.  >[email protected] That's actually more uselful than some of the suggestions I've seen like having a "smart" vacuum that lets you know when it's on.
Ariella
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1/13/2015 | 10:24:58 AM
Re: some great stuff
@nasimon that's just the point one of my G+ acquaintainces made today. There are things that tech people get all excited about because they are really cool, but the general public takes a different view. Consquently, a lot of stuff won't ever make it in the mass market.
Susan Fourtané
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1/12/2015 | 12:06:45 AM
Re: some great stuff
Brian, 

"But it seems that the clothes iron is still stuck in the Stone Age and I don't see the Swash as a possible intermediate replacement."

True. I suppose over time the Swash is going to be improved. A device like this could become as common as a washing machine, or an iron in some years' time. There is problably going to be an advancement in fabrics as well. Although nice, natural materials like silk might always require the same personalized extra care. 

Was it in Back to the Future that they had clothes that could auto-wash? 

-Susan
Susan Fourtané
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1/11/2015 | 8:23:25 AM
When the name of the product matters

Thomas,

When a few years ago Nordic Hug, a Finnish company, launched its non-chemical touch screen product with Arctic cloudberries (which are also delicious) to clean, desinfect, and polish the screen of all your devices I mentioned how important it is for a product to have a great and appealing name, like Nordic Hug, which is also the name of the product. 

So, now I wonder how on Earth someone comes up with such a horrible name like Whoosh!, with the annoying and overused explamation point and everything. It sounds as if you were telling your dog to go away.  :/ 

-Susan

 


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