Stop Them Before They Invent Again!

Are you so alienated from nature that you can’t tell when a piece of fruit is ripe? Don’t worry, there‘sa new line of packaging that changes color when the fruit has reached palatability.

Are you too tired to measure out coffee and then too impatient to wait eight minutes while your automatic drip machine brews a fresh pot? Don’t worry, there‘sa new coffee container that allows you to heat a cup of premade joe at the touch of a button.

We?re supposed to be so impressed by the ingenuity of these gadgets that we?ll ignore our utter lack of need for such technology. But shouldn’t new inventions help mankind achieve great things, not enable our worst neuroses? —Gersh KuntzmanStop Them Before They Invent Again! (MSNBC)

Thanks for the suggestion, Andy.