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September 03, 2006

No Goods

In one Simpsons episode, Homer loads up his pink sedan with "car appliances" (including a karaoke machine, coffee pot, and deep fryer) and gets so distracted that he drives off a pier. Ford engineers apparently missed that show. The company's latest innovation is a Web-enabled mobile office (complete with handheld computer, printer, digital camera, and credit-card scanner) that runs off a truck's battery. Though Ford claims it's intended "to replace either a laptop or desktop," it's a rare American who uses the release of a new gizmo as an opportunity to downsize.

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Hate doing laundry? The makers of OneDerWear have a solution for you: Throw away your dirty clothes. The company touts its lightweight disposable cotton socks and underwear as ideal for travelers, military troops, "college students and their busy lifestyles," maternity patients, and--perhaps most disturbing--hikers and campers: "You don't have to use limited backpack space with repacking dirty underwear ... just wear and toss." In one of those conveniently located wilderness trash cans, no doubt.


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