Thursday, October 05, 2006

Major Medical Breakthrough

Normally I tune out those annoying commercials for products you can order by phone for $19.99 plus shipping and handling. But the other night I happened upon an ad for something called My Lil Reminder, a minirecorder that helps you remember where you parked your car and what to get at the supermarket. You can watch the commercial online in order to appreciate not only the significance of the device but also the Oscar-worthy performances.

But as I sat and stared in amazement (and after two Scotches and a beer), I thought to myself, "Do these people realize they've just found a cure for Alzheimer's, dementia, and amnesia?"

1 comment:

arrScott said...

Do these people realize they've just found a cure for Alzheimer's, dementia, and amnesia?

Don't forget literacy! Someday this sort of technology will allow us to revert to oral communications with no loss of knowledge or information accessibility. Then we can devote all those years we spend teaching kids to read to other, more useful skills like math or lightsaber practice.