Gadget of the Month

The Journal of Superfluous Technology has this month awarded its GoM award to a torch which masquerades as an After Eight mint. Nestléd in its little black wrapper, this light has no appreciable function whatsoever, but is reasonably bright and astonishingly cool.

A cool torch

Alison's digital camera was disqualified because (a) it's too essential to count as a gadget, and (b) it's very hard to take a digital picture of it.

[September 1997: We have now solved problem (b) by a simple application of superfluous technology. Mike and Steve have also bought digital cameras.] [August 1998: And Alison has now bought a second one, as the first had become insufficiently superfluous.]

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