Tuesday, October 18, 2005

short films on your box of cat biscuits

Siemens, which is an innovative technology company, has now come up with a way to attach the equivalent of a micro-thin plasma screen on to packaging products ("extremely thin, miniature color displays that can be printed onto paper or foil ... the displays can also show moving pictures").

Imagine all those boxes of cat biscuits in the supermarket aisle, enticing your human to change brands because all the boxes feature a short film of a cat meowing! Or even better, a short film of fish swimming (that would be the tuna flavoured one). By the way, I don't eat dry food, except for Vegemite on toast.

Frankly, I think it is a total waste. Consumers should be encouraging manufacturers to opt for cheaper packaging and minimal advertising. That way, the price of the item actually falls in price, and everybody would buy it in preference because it is good value and not because of fancy packaging and advertising.

Siemens AG - Wafer-Thin Color Displays for Packaging

The precursor to that film on your box of cat biscuits.

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


I had a very nice long brush of my fur last night. I still didn't get my quota of lap time though, so I am making up for it tonight. There is also nothing on TV on Tuesday nights (worth watching).

I had tinned salmon tonight for dinner. A nice change to chicken wings and tinned tuna. Admittedly, my human was opening a tin anyway for his dinner of salmon, egg and salad.

My human also put on the new Franz Ferdinand album, You Could Have It So Much Better for me this evening. It ROCKS!

Franz Ferdinand - Official Site

Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better CD cover

My human also brought back a new toy for me from Jazz's human Laurine. Jazz is a black and white cat (who is not on Catster nor has a Blog). The toy is a Xmas soft toy cat which when you press it with your paw, meows to the tune of "We wish you a Merry Christmas". Thank you Jazz and Laurine! I am spoilt!

Checking out my new toy. Thank you Jazz and Laurine. I refuse to meow along to that tune though!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do seem to have a lot of friends Keiser.

Tuesday, 18 October, 2005  
Blogger Ashley said...

Just think, the moving pictures in Harry Potter could soon be a reality!

Wednesday, 19 October, 2005  
Blogger Keiser said...

Perhaps I was too hasty in my remarks. The technology would be useful if it incorporated audio which would greatly assist the sight impaired. Imagine going to the pantry and feeling a tin which announces:
diced roma tomatoes
210 grams (or ounces)
product of Italy
ingredients - tomato, salt, water
expiry date, 3 January 2008

Wednesday, 19 October, 2005  
Blogger Ashley said...

stop being so practical! we want moving photographs (with or without sound)!

Thursday, 20 October, 2005  

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