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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Clever Clocky!

Well a snoring partner causing sleep depravation is the least of my worries, but this timely invention has me concerned.

Scientists at MIT's Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, have invented an alarm clock called Clocky, an evil little thing.

After the snooze button is pressed, the clock, which is equipped with a set of wheels, rolls off the table to another part of the room.

"When the alarm sounds again, simply finding Clocky ought to be strenuous enough to prevent even the doziest owner from going back to sleep,"
New Scientist said on Tuesday.

I think this is outrageous and think all snoozers should unite.

If a friend should ever think it funny to buy you a clever Clocky as a gift you do have a few defense options:

Apply a liberal layer of extra sticky honey to Clocky’s wheels upon retiring

Ply Clocky with alcohol to ensure a hangover

Install your bedside table with a miniature traffic light constantly set to red

If you’re skilled at engineering build Clocky a handbrake

Jack Clocky up and remove its wheels

Other suggestions welcome!

posted by Opus at 10:42

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