E-mail tries out a sense of smell

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    heh, I read this earlier today. what a waste of time/money. £250!!! I'm with Blueyonder, but I think I'll give this a miss.
     
  3. virividox macrumors 601

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    hey i remember when this was first a concpet a couple years back!!!
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Scent fabrication is an interesting goal... No doubt it has some uses in the future... but everything seems to be like this, predetermined scents. They need to come up with something that can make *any* scent, based on a code. It would be quite interesting... Of course, it would still need to be refilled...

    I wonder why this only works on broadband? i mean, the activation code in the email should be a tiny thing... emails themselves are usually limited in size... so why broadband? Not that many people on dialup would probably shell out cash for such a novelty...

    paul
     
  5. wdlove macrumors P6

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    A very interesting concept. Steps down the road to reality via computers. Start with smell. Then with gloves and eye piece getting the actual feel of fantasy.
     
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Smell-a-vision anyone?

    :rolleyes:


    Please don't let this take off....

    I would hate to see smelling e-mails be standard... someone could send you a horrible smelling e-mail...


    Ah the fart jokes...

    :rolleyes:
     
  7. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Can you smell that? The smell of fresh spam is lofting in the air...oh, how I am glad that I no longer use AOL now.
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    So you had to destroy the dream MrMacman. :p

    I saw it as a positive development. A great way to sell food and perfume.

    Just a way to bring more reality to our Mac's
     
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Ah, just make sure to only open smelling e-mails when you know the sender!

    Smellers Be Ware!

    :eek: ;)

    Powerbook G5 -- Whats so bad about AOL?

    I use AOL, I mean besides the spam... but thats fine since I haven't got one windows virus in my e-mail box yet.

    :D
     
  10. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Could be an interesting idea...

    Let's say someone sends me an email about Orange Glo. What I'd do is send the email to myself 50 times and clean my monitor. :D :D :eek: :p
     
  11. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    That's what I meant, the spam...which is why I commented on being able to finally smell the spam in the air with AOL.
     

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