Tuesday, May 06, 2003

You must be kidding
Sit and surf: MSN UK tests portable potty | CNET News.com
MSN UK is creating what Microsoft calls the world's first Internet outhouse, or iLoo, complete with flat-screen plasma display, wireless keyboard and broadband access. MSN UK spokesman Matthew Whittingham described the portable toilet as the first "WWW.C," referring to the term W.C., or water closet.

If this is a prank, it's a good one. If it's not, well, aren't the potty lines at outdoor concerts pretty long already?
MSN UK is negotiating with toilet paper manufacturers for special rolls with Web addresses, or URLs, printed on them.

Isn't something missing?

At least it doesn't come in translucent colors... I hope...

UPDATE: It appears that the iLoo is real. I hesitate to use the word "serious". Satire has to strain to stay ahead of technology.

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