Oh Dear Lowered …

I can’t believe what I’m hearing on NPR.

There’s a company that’s marketing ‘Net-connected washers and dryers to colleges. A student can check availability of washers and dryers from the ‘net, inject the detergent of their choice, and lots of other foofy things. The company is USA Technologies.

The commentator brought up a great point: don’t you want to hang out in the laundry room? I don’t know about you, but when I lived on campus at UAH, I went to the laundry room to study and watch babes.

This is almost as nutty as the time I considered rigging a waterproof solenoid to the flapper on my toilet, connecting the solenoid to an I/O card, and setting up a way for you to flush my toilet from the ‘net. Alas, I wasn’t geeky enough to make it happen.

This is as geeky as ordering pizza online … not like I’ve ever done that … 🙂


  1. This is a great concept! While at State, I would have to devote about 3 hours or so to doing my laundry because I could never get the timing right to come back and switch the loads over or come back to fold. Most times, I just brought along something fun like a clancy novel and just read the time away. It is a tremendous waste of time. And there were never any women at our laundromat. Go figure.

  2. There is nothing wrong with ordering your pizza online. 😛 At Furman, our hall was the one that had the laundry room on it, so we would all get together early on a Sunday morning or something and just trade off the washers to each other all day. The rest of the dorm hated us. *evil grin*

  3. $1 charge to a credit card. Since we bought the townhouse and are building the week-end getaway (and doing unmentionable things at work) I don’t have time to do anything in person…thank God for online banking!

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