Yahoo News (from AP) | College Tests Laundry E-Mail Notification
Technology is taking laundry from the clothesline to online. Carnegie Mellon University is testing a Web-based system that sends e-mail to students when their laundry is done and allows them to log on to an Internet site to check the status of machines.
The e-Suds system, developed by USA Technologies of Malvern, is being used in three dorms this spring. The school expects to offer it to its nearly 4,000 students who live on campus by the fall semester, according to Timothy Michael, director of housing services.
"The whole idea is to create convenience for our students," Michael said, noting many students are pressed for time. "The feedback has been really incredible."