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February 18, 2003

Microslash gets it right...

An entry on Apple Turns led to a story on WebUser about the latest Microslash product: iLoo. Yup. It's a portaloo running windows. Well not literally running windows, I'd hate to have a BSOD (blue screen of death) while trying to flush.

Apparently the loo has a windows screen/keyboard/mouse so you can browse the net while doing whatever you came to do.

Maybe this is to compensate for those who like to read while sitting on the throne. AtAT have alternative suggestions but they also pointed out that there could be a real problem with hygiene. Maybe the Microslash people should check out this article about the SARS virus.

Now, maybe we could predict what sort of porn web sites would be accessed and add a chargeback mechanism :wink.

In case the links age out, here is the image (from WebUser):

Posted by Peskie at February 18, 2003 12:00 PM


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If it's really available, it would suite some members of my family nicely, as they are on their computers most (if not all) of the time. If they didn't need sleep or food or to work they would be on it 24/7.

Posted by: hjs at May 6, 2003 08:05 AM

That would be OK if it was a personal cubical (except that it runs Windows) but this thing looks like a porta-loo for public access. You could catch a whole new class of viruses from this. :-)

Anyone else wondering if the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) would affect the flushing system. I keep thinking of the tricks that Adam Selene (a computer in "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress") played with the toilets in the lunar colony.

Posted by: Ozguru at May 6, 2003 08:05 AM