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Dan Waber
 
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04/29/2010
You know those gel packs you can get that go in the freezer to get cold but they never actually freeze hard but say softish so you can mold them to the sore spot? I'd love to see gel pack gloves that I could slip my hands into so that I could get soothing relief on my fingers, hands, and wrists all at once.
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Dan Waber
 
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04/29/2010
I read once that Einstein was a napper, and that he had an interesting method of napping. He'd put his keys in his hand and his hand over the side of his chair, and when he'd fallen asleep deeply enough that he'd let the keys drop, the noise of the keys hitting the floor would wake him up. A kind of a mechanically timed nap that can't get into too deep a sleep. I don't think my keys hitting the floor would wake me up, though. So how about a device that would go on a keychain and could be...
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Dan Waber
 
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An adjustable measuring spoon for coffee, such that once it's dialed in to the desired setting, one scoop will do the job. Counting to five before I've had my coffee can be a challenge some mornings.
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Dan Waber
 
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04/29/2010
A lightweight (fall/spring) jacket with a pocket/pouch in the back big enough for a laptop and a couple of file folders. Easier to sling on than a backpack going over a jacket. Less bulky, but able to carry the essentials.
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Dan Waber
 
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When a teenager would rather downgrade to a less damage-prone cell phone than her iPhone, it gets me thinking. Why would a person rather deal with a feature-deficient version of a device? Because they value something different about that device. There is a whole class of cell phone users who want something the current crop of cell phones isn't addressing directly. They want dependibility, durability, reliability. It's become their lifeline of communication to their friends and they'd...
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Dan Waber
 
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Take a photo of every single person you know. Hang them in a gallery. Run colored string between the pictures. Color code the strong to indicate the nature of the relationship.
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Dan Waber
 
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04/29/2010
Was at a reading in an art gallery last night and while checking out their lighting set-up I had an idea for a way to do an art show. Hang the work like normal, but, instead of the normal lighting, the gallery should be as near to total dark as possible. When visitors arrive to view the work, they are given miner's helmets with forehead flashlights on them. I can picture the beams moving about the gallery, the pieces with more than one viewer lighting up with more light, the show's overall...
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Dan Waber
 
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04/29/2010
A black t-shirt with white printing, in that all too familiar font from the ridiculously regularly ripped-off slogan Got Milk that reads simply: Got It.
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Dan Waber
 
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04/29/2010
Describing how a fish tastes is notoriously difficult. Having dinner at a nice place last weekend, and listening to the server do a pretty standard (thus highly ineffective) job of describing the fish we'd never heard of, I thought that it would be a smart thing for an upscale restaurant to do to cook off a couple of pieces of the exotic fish special for that evening and offer a scant forkful to anyone interested in giving it a taste before they ordered. The dish wouldn't have to be hot, it...
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Dan Waber
 
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04/29/2010
Last night I thought of a cool book form that would be perfect for a long manscript of poems that ranged from the very short to the very long (gee, think I'm reading a mansuscript like that right now?). The book would have a custom trim such that the cover and beginning pages were small, even tiny, and it would gradually flare out (a diagonal cut rather than a vertical cut) until reaching full-size. Side view of a normal book looks like this: |_| Side vie of this book would look like...
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