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Monday, April 11, 2005

For Your Own Good... 

...Big Brother is Watching. As if red-light cameras and IP logging weren't scary enough, now a Japanese company has come out with an electric kettle which not only boils water, but monitors its owner. Ostensibly a Good Thing, to help monitor elderly living alone, this concept really bothers me. It's a short step to putting a video camera on the thing, and then on more gadgets bought by wider populations. I don't think I want my appliances tattling on me when I don't drink my tea.

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