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 … 🙂