by Mary C Long
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’m just not being wasteful enough these days. I really wish someone would come up with a way that maximizes my carbon footprint, while taking into account my superbusy schedule!” No?
Or maybe you have a friend who is really anti-environment, doesn’t appreciate air or has a deep-seated hatred of trees? Well, do we have a gift for the THAT guy!]
As if there weren’t already enough ways to kill the environment, we can now add another item to the list. Combining people’s love of all things tiny with their need to be the first to sport the most recent pet rock, we present The Tiny Printer.
Surely, we’re joking? Nein! The good folks at Berg posted an announcement late last year describing the Little Printer:
"Little Printer lives in your front room and scours the Web on your behalf, assembling the content you care about into designed deliveries a couple of times a day.
You configure Little Printer from your phone, and there’s some great content to choose from — it’s what Little Printer delivers that makes it really special."
No, that is what makes it really wasteful. You should read website content on your smartphone. The way God intended.
But don’t judge them yet, there’s more. They don’t want you to misunderstand:
"We love physical stuff. Connecting products to the Web lets them become smarter and friendlier – they can sit on a shelf and do a job well, for the whole family or office – without all the attendant complexities of computers, like updates or having to tell them what to do. Little Printer is more like a family member or a colleague than a tool."
Yes, they really just said that. But wait! What will we do with all of these little slips of paper, Berg? Well, here are some things they suggest:
"You can stick to the fridge or tuck it in your wallet. You can scribble on it or tear it and give it to a friend."
Anyway, here’s the video demonstrating how it works. I must go weep for humanity now: