Re: The future

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What happens when little Johnny pushes the button 350 times?


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:19 PM
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Children aren't very intrigued by buttons.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:21 PM
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Yeah, the 2-in-1 tablets/laptops seem like obviously the thing. To get. A friend has been flirting with a tablet purchase, and I keep saying: Dude, go for a 2-in-1. A convertible thing. It seems so obviously superior.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:33 PM
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I'm pretty hard on my equipment (laydeez!) so I tend to buy rugged stuff. I just don't see something like a 2-in-1 laptop lasting very long.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:36 PM
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"What happens when little Johnny pushes the button 350 times?"

According to the article, you get a message that you've ordered 350 cases of Tide on your phone; so you can cancel the order.

If you're paying attention, I guess you can.


Posted by: delagar | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:37 PM
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My phone is always in my car under the seat with the battery run down. So I'd be out of the luck there.


Posted by: delagar | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:37 PM
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I want a quadcopter button.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:40 PM
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HELLO? CAN ANYBODY HEAR ME? .....IS THIS THING ON?


Posted by: OPINIONATED MARTIN O'MALLEY | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:40 PM
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HUH.... WRONG THREAD.

FIGURES.


Posted by: OPINIONATED MARTIN O'MALLEY | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:41 PM
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These days I'm coveting the Microsoft Hololense, because Minecraft.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:45 PM
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1 to 7. Just wait a few years: "Daddy, look out the window!"


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:45 PM
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The Microsoft Holoflense, on the other hand, is nothing to look forwards to.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:50 PM
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11: yeesssss.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 1:50 PM
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A special device so you can order more Maxwell House right away? What the fuck is wrong with people?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:01 PM
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1: I thought I read that it just ordered one, and didn't do it again at least until the first order was delivered.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:02 PM
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I want a physical button that pokes other people, in their houses.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:05 PM
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Do they have a button-ordering button?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:06 PM
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Last night, I was telling my girlfriend about the Amazon button thing, and she refused to believe that it wasn't an April Fool's joke. Even after I found several news articles saying basically, "No, for reals, this button thing is not an April Fool's joke."


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:06 PM
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I want to get those tags you stick on your keys so that you can find them. I also want one for the remote.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:07 PM
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15: are you suggesting that the product designers have actually thought through and addressed some of the obvious potential flaws that sprung to mind immediately, and that if I read the link in the OP maybe I would know that?


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:08 PM
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Hooker Button + Alligator Button


Posted by: TRO | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:11 PM
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Or this is worthless to me.


Posted by: TRO | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:16 PM
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The alligators and hookers are naturally attracted to the scent of Maxwell House.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:20 PM
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Enough people have taken April Fool's jokes seriously over the years that today's Globe joke story had a headline above it, "April 1."


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:30 PM
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Microsoft Holofernes


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 2:31 PM
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is a pretty good name for a boy (Microsofte if it's a girl).


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 04- 1-15 4:34 PM
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8/9:
Cloisim thú, a Mháirtín! Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú? Aon scéal?



Posted by: emir | Link to this comment | 04- 2-15 12:28 AM
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So actually I just mixed up Martin O'Malley and Marty Walsh (who allegedly speaks some Irish).


Posted by: emir | Link to this comment | 04- 2-15 5:09 AM
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SOMEBODY NOTICED ME!

YOU'RE NOT FROM IOWA BY ANY CHANCE....


Posted by: OPINIONATED MARTIN O'MALLEY | Link to this comment | 04- 2-15 5:46 AM
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Amazon's really upping its game these days, having introduced, a couple of days ago, Amazon Home Services (yes, that's a Slate link, sorry).

Amazon is describing Home Services as an "invite-only marketplace" for those service providers. It's also promising to price all its services upfront, and to match cheaper local rates if customers come across them.

My first thought on reading this was: if I were Amazon, I wouldn't touch that with a ten-foot pole. Peddling goods is one thing; peddling services is quite another. For example: matching cheaper local rates if customers find them? Does that mean that someone who's agreed to walk your dog for X dollars per hour will find that s/he's actually going to be reimbursed X-5 dollars if the customer finds a cheaper rate elsewhere? That's going to go over swell with the dog-walker. For another example: Amazon is promising a "Happiness Guarantee". Huh. I'm afraid there's a huge amount of room for customer shenanigans there. I dearly hope the poor dog being walked doesn't wind up crapping on the floor of the home later. Customer is not happy: no payment for you, dog-walker! Amazon customers have already, in increasing numbers, begun to figure out how to game its system by claiming that their item was not received, or that it was defective -- there are youtube videos explaining how to do it.

The Slate article links to an interesting piece on the 1099 or "gig economy" being sued to death.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 04- 2-15 6:08 PM
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I can't get over how brilliant the order button is.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 04- 2-15 6:31 PM
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The Slate article links to an interesting piece on the 1099 or "gig economy" being sued to death.

I didn't read the slate article, but that link was very interesting.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 04- 2-15 6:36 PM
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It is brilliant. You know Amazon has some thing already whereby you can set up recurring orders for basic items, like a jug of Maxwell House delivered regularly every month, or Pampers delivered once a week. I believe a number of plain old brick-and-mortar stores that do delivery have had such a recurring order arrangement in place for some time.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 04- 2-15 6:45 PM
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