We’ve been highly amused by the responses to our last competition, so thanks very much for your thoughtful rants on technologies you’d like to destroy.
There are several we’d love to follow through with!
Our winner this time is Tim Barlow, who submitted the following:
The fax machine. Or at least those that insist on it being more legally binding than an e-mail.
Has always struck me as strange as the company I am forced to send most faxes to is non other than Google.
An honourable mention for the modem. A device that sits in the corner making scushing noises as the only way to get online is bound to make a fine museum piece in due course.
The fax machine and Google irony there was just too laughable! We’ll allow it to have existed up until now, but let’s destroy it asap.
We also really appreciated Kevin’s well-argued submission about destroying MSG, but I’m sorry to say that Chinese take-outs are too near and dear to our hearts to put them out of business. Kate said her family’s take-out used to order giant sacks of salt, MSG, and some other seasoning… and the MSG one ran out long before the others. Concerning? No doubt. Tasty? I’m afraid so.
Other submissions included destroying CCTV, bathroom-related sensors, alarmed time measuring instruments, massive headphones that are more like speakers, combustion engines, mobile phones, bathroom scales, microwaves, anything without headphones that makes noise in public, and loud car lock beeps… There are even more annoyances than we realised!
Well Tim, the waffles are yours to claim, so we look forward to brunching with you soon. Chocolate chip waffles with whipped cream….mmmmm that’s my weakness. As an extra special treat, you’ll also be receiving a lovely ipod sock hand-knitted by Kate to keep your gadgets cozy this winter.
We’ll be posting a new competition shortly, so keep an eye out. We promise to follow up more quickly next time, sorry for the delay, but the extra responses sure kept us smiling.