Thursday, August 25, 2011

Machines Should Be Quiet, Unless It's Something Urgent

The new microwave does its job well enough. It reheats coffee. It cooks frozen cha siu baau and dumplings quickly and conveniently.

But its personality needs work.

Unless it's a smoke detector, or an alarm clock with a snooze button, one round of beeping, followed by a reminder, is all the noise I need.

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