From the "food & drink" category:
We just had dinner at a restaurant where you ordered your food and drinks on an iPad attached to your table. You pick what you want, add it to your cart, make adjustments, then place your order. Voila: food. You’d think this would mean (a) a perfectly correct order and (b) limited human interaction. Surprisingly, it was the opposite. They messed up Karin’s burger, and I think we’ve located the most talkative waitress in the Western Hemisphere. Score one for technology. Huzzah!
I’ll take the risk of buzz-marketing a silly little game I’ve had running in my browser for about a week now: Cooke Clicker. If nothing else I’ll give it a nickle-worth of free publicity because it’s provided me with at least that much worth of amusement. Premise: make cookies. And then spend cookies to automate your cookie making process. The game starts with by manually clicking a few dozen cookies with your mouse until you’ve created a process that lets you sit back and reap the rewards, buy more tools, and watch your cookie count exponentially rise. My best so far is in the tens of trillions of cookies. And I’m sure I’m just getting started.
Leading into the Halloween season, Claire and I have been watching this show on the Food Network called “Halloween Wars” where teams compete to build elaborate spooky cake creations from a mix of candy, cake, pumpkins and other sugary baked goods. Claire loves it. She focuses her attention like a laser, and has been following up after with some very astute and freakishly mature analysis of the designs. I mean, for a six year old to be commenting on the things she is commenting on… well, I’m wondering if I should be tapping into some of that interest and directing it into something. Like, maybe I should buy her a candy thermometer and a bag of white sugar. Just sayin…
It seemed to be a here-to-there, talk, listen, eat, listen some more, or talk some more kind of job.read the full post ⇒