Two Inane things for the price of one


Here’s a rare treat, courtesy of my friend Jeff:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/add2/

This inane product is a plant soil moisture monitor that communicates with you via that inane Twitter system.

It wouldn’t surprise me if we see more of this sort of thing in the future.  I find it odd that people seem to view Twitter as a fixture which can be relied upon, free of charge, for all kinds of odd communication purposes.  I’m not convinced that their business model is necessarily viable in the long run, and if it is, it might not always be free.  This doesn’t strike me as something I want to put in the middle of a communication stream that I care about.  But then, I’m a control freak.

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