Thursday, December 20, 2007

Top tech flops

Sometimes when human cupidity/stupidity (see Planktos) starts getting you down, good things come into your life, like this emailed link.

From Fortune via CNN Money:
Exploding toilets and a startup that actually called itself VaporTech. When 400 surfers are dumb enough to click on an ad offering to infect their PCs, what's left for us to do?

High-tech toilets
High-tech toilets

Too bad nobody gave one of these to Chuck Prince
Japanese manufacturer Toto apologizes to customers and offers free repairs for 180,000 high-tech toilets - thrones that feature heated seats, air purifiers, blow dryers, and water sprayers - after at least three catch fire. "Fortunately nobody was using the toilets when the fire broke out," says a company spokesman. "The fire would have been just under your buttocks."

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