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IoT Crockpot – Why?

Internet of Things
Author: Mark
Thursday, July 31, 2014
7:02 am

Crockpot

This morning when I saw the announcement of the Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo™  I just scratched my head and thought, “Why?” The reason we have used slow cookers over the years (I think we got three for our wedding in 1976) is so we could put food into the cooker in the morning, set it once, forget about it, and have a nice warm meal when we returned at the end of the day. It never occurred to me that remote monitoring and control of such a simple device would be necessary.

It looks like I have been proven wrong, like so many times in my life, when I have doubted new technology innovation. I remember scratching my head and wondering what Visicalc would be used for when I first saw it, too! However, something tells me that this slow cooker innovation is not on the same level as Visicalc. A novelty, yes. A conversation starter among technogeeks, probably. But earth shattering?  Not a chance.

But what the heck. This modern IoT device is available for pre-order today!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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