Some ideas are good, even great. Then again there are some ideas that maybe should remain just that – ideas. Check out this “innovation” that several washing machine companies are testing – wireless laundry. The idea is that the modern person is very busy such that doing mundane tasks such as laundry can be relegated for other more worthwhile activities.
So how is it supposed to work? Currently undergoing testing right now, the wireless laundry scheme connects washers and dryers to the Internet or cellphones. When a cycle is done, the user can be notified wherever he or she may be, whatever he or she may be doing. The system can also inform the user if the wash load is too much or if there is a clog in the machine.
The whole experiment is getting a lot of mixed reactions. Some think it’s a brilliant idea. Indeed, not having to run down to the basement every few minutes to check on the laundry is convenient. Yet some think that it’s like trying to fix something that isn’t broken. In other words, frivolous.
As for me, I think it could work, although it’s not really a need. Convenience is the name of the game here. If you can save up several minutes to do other things instead of wasting time checking on the laundry, then why not. Then of course, there is the issue of cost.
Call me a cheapskate but if this little “innovation” is going to cost me big bucks, then I’d rather stick with the old ways.