Just a minute ago as I pen these words I was introduced to a rather cunning concept. Conceived by David Glicksman, this little rapscallion is called The Device Patented Process Indicating Apparatus.
Although simple in concept, The Device is a jolly cunning idea and I want one!!! In a nutshell, this is a wooden box with two analog dials, a glowing tube, and a red light – but it's so much more than my simple words can convey. As David's website says:
Handcrafted in These United States of the finest fruitwoods and precious resins, The Device Patented Process Indicating Apparatus is at once an indispensable tool and an unmistakable assertion of status and refined taste. No serious professional should be without one.
When you connect The Device to your PC, it comes to life – the dials move, the Ethereal Glowing Tube glows at various intensities, and the red light on top turns on and off. The really cool thing is that you can use an associated software application running ion your PC to configure what all of these display devices are indicating.
For example, you could use the analog dials to automatically indicate the status of an eBay auction, Stock and Bond values, the National Security Threat Level, the Current GDP of Uzbekistan, or the time left until your secret plan to take over the world comes to fruition!
Meanwhile, you could use the intensity of the Ethereal Glowing Tube to reflect CPU usage, Network Traffic, or Website Hit Counts. And the red light could be set to flash every now and again just to keep you awake and on your toes.
David is planning on bringing this little scamp to market, but he needs our encouragement, so after you've checked out the Home Page and the Features and the FAQ, please visit his Guest Book and sign up to receive news when The Device becomes available.
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