Techno-entrepreneural nets in the latte capital...
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 93 13:08:40 PST
Subject: Techno-entrepreneural nets in the latte capital...
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Here's an opportunity for the entrepreneurial among you, one that I
have not yet patented, trademarked or copyrighted. We have speculated
about it before, and Spencer the Katt hints at it in this week's
column. So strike while the iron (little iron) is hot.
The Pentium chip, running flat out, generates lots of heat -- so much,
in fact, that companies may have to spend a sizable amount for heat
radiators, heat convection devices, tiny fans, etc., attached directly
to the chip. The problem will be worse in notebooks, because of limited
space, power, etc. Someone's problem is always someone else's
opportunity. In this case, you put a water-filled jacket around the
chip, use the hot water to brew coffee in the attached coffeemaker, all
run by Windows for CoffeeMakers. Maybe a joint venture with Starbuck's?
BrewBook (TM) by Starbuck's, running Windows for CoffeeMakers from
Microsoft. Throw in the right kind of bean in the promo (Ethiopean
Harrar-harhar?), and you've got a winner that every yuppie will die to
get, to say nothing of paying the big bucks for. If it had a hookup
with the carphone,...
© 1993 Peter Langston