Monday, October 03, 2005
Do you have to pay for it if the coaster ordered it?
In a story on the New Scientist Web site, they are reporting that German scientists (in their greatest beer innovation since the Heineken keg can) have invented a beer coaster that registers the weight of your mug and orders you a refill when your glass gets low.
Additionally, the coaster's interactive technology can be used for interactive drinking games. It's amazing what people can do with today's technology to further the cause of good.
It comes as no surprise that the Germans are still at the forefront of beer-related technology; but check out the photo they ran with the article (shown at the top of the post). It's obvious that their photographer was not a drinker; I don't know anyone who'd accept a drink in a bar with that much foam on it.