Email smellorama

I just noticed a very bizarre item on the BBC news website. Seemingly Telewest (a UK ISP) is "testing a system to let people to send aromatic e-mails over the internet" and "It has developed a kind of hi-tech air freshener that plugs into a PC and sprays a smell linked to the message." According to the article, it is capable of producing up to 60 different smells and could be yours for a mere £250 pounds.

I dread to think what the senders of the various unsavory emails which flood into my inbox could do to a gizmo like this. Ewww....

Update: This has been picked up by Slashdot - only a day later. Way to go guys...

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