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Cool computing (26 Jul 2003)
While checking e-mail in the kitchen sounds very useful, you can't help but wonder where it will all end. I suggested to Andrew Mullen that LG, which has washing machines, microwaves and air-conditioning systems that can be controlled via the net, was probably working on an internet toaster.

"Well, how about a toaster that printed the weather map on your toast?" he replied. I am not entirely sure if he was serious, but I can just imagine the prospect of light winds having to deal with the impact of incoming Marmite.
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