Smart lightbulb sends SMS when blown

So now Fujitsu have developed a lightbulb that sends you a text message when it’s blown. Aparently it does this via some kind of code in the bulb that sends the message via powerlines to the Internet and then to you.

Sounds pretty hokey and/or crazy to me. But the main thing here is, why? I’m all for smart devices but when a bulb blows can’t you just, um, not see anything in the dark? Perhaps it would be useful for people managing large buildings or advertising displays though, but it’s not going to be that useful for your living room is it?

Via RFID and Engadget.

Why no research here?

Okay, so everyone seems to have been asking me why none of my work or research is published here. I wish I could say it’s because it’s so super top-secret and amazing that I would have to kill you if you saw it. Unfortunately it is the usual cobbler’s children going barefoot excuse: I just haven’t had time to get it all into a format that’s friendly enough to post up. I really should, I know… I will… but I’ve been very busy.

If you are interested (and it’s all about play and interactivity) then get in touch.

(The other thing of course is that I wanted to use MovableType to drive the folio part of the site, but then I wanted to spend the time designing the templates and then it all became a big job and then… and then…)