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Nancy Golden
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Power Naps
Nancy Golden   11/22/2014 12:33:12 AM
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The baby pillow is downright creepy. However, I could see the iSleep Laptop Pillow getting used by my college students - especially with the music feature.

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Portable Office
Greg M. Jung   11/21/2014 10:19:50 PM
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The chairs on the portable office looked like they might be a bit uncomfortable.  I'd like to see an IKEA redo of this one.

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Re: One of them I can imagine being used a lot.
tekochip   11/21/2014 8:33:47 PM
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The typewriter is too funny.  I've been looking for a USB keyboard for typing email when I travel.  Maybe it's time to look for an old portable Royal?

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Re: Human Blood
patb2009   11/21/2014 4:38:56 PM
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the blood drink would be good for Halloween Parties, Vampire theme events, etc...

 

As long as it's not too gross, it would be a niche item.

 

Most of the others are just silly, although the Death Metal skull could be popular

amongst teen boys of a certain bent.

 

 

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Re: One of them I can imagine being used a lot.
78RPM   11/21/2014 12:47:55 PM
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Some of these aren't so bad, though they're solutions in search of a problem. I could have used the typewriter word processor 40 years ago, but if technology were at that level, why put up with the heavy key pressure of a typewriter?  It's like using an MCU or FPGA to drive a can opener. I like the compact office desk and chairs for a startup company with little space to rent. There's a little Rube Goldberg in all of us. I think he was challenging us to overcome it. So maybe Rube Goldberg was challenging us to become more like Bob Pease who said that his favorite programming language was solder.

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Human Blood
Chris Wiltz   11/21/2014 12:45:42 PM
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I can't lie. I would give that Human Blood energy drink a shot...just to say I did.

William K.
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One of them I can imagine being used a lot.
William K.   11/21/2014 12:34:30 PM
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The one item that I can easily visualize being quite popular is the private viewing mask thing. It would be used by those same types of folks who now jump into the airplane seat, cram on thier eaphones, and stick thier nose in a book. It would allow the sociophobic individuals to take studied rudeness to a higher and more effective level.

Other than that, the rest look like items from an "Archie McFee" catalog, which carried all kinds of improbable and unusual items.

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