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Seems that I should post this as a topic so it gets some visibility. For a measly $2500, you too can own AIBO, the robotic flea-free trainable dog from SONY!
This thing really exists! I saw it on Canada AM last week.
At a time when the DGI's are anguishing over Xmas gifts, it's nice to know that frivolity will take precedence over practicality . The $2500 could buy an entire family several months worth of preps, not including major purchases like a generator, of course, but a good start. Yet the GI's are the ones who are told ad nauseum that they are wasting their money!
Unfortunately, there is no mention whether this dog can be trained for something useful for Y2K, like defending or attacking. And if you're starving, you can't even eat the thing.
Don't know if it comes with several sets of teeth--like razor blade sharp fangs, or maybe an option for hollow teeth that inject venom, like a snake? For $2500, it better do more than roll over(as in Y2K).
-- profit of doom (email@example.com), November 14, 1999
Be sure to let it out regularly though, or else it will leave little oil puddles all over your carpet.
Does it look at you lovingly like a real dog? ;-)
-- kritter (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 14, 1999.
Is AIBO Y2K compliant? ... Probably will go 'Poof' instead of 'Woof' on Jan 1, 2000 ... LOL!
-- John (jh@NotReal.ca), November 14, 1999.
www.sony.com/aibo Sony sent me large postcard with an introductry offer,saying they had a limited quantity,only available from nov.1st to nov.8th. I wonder how many people jumped right on this offer?
-- CyMchenry (email@example.com), November 14, 1999.
Worry if they then try and sell you a Compliance Pack with solar cells (and razor sharp teeth). :)
-- Colin MacDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 15, 1999.