2010-01-27

Software craftsmanship, and a bread machine

So, I bought myself a bread machine. Yes, I'm a sucker for useful technology, and if something catches my eye as an interesting use of technology, I'm already standing in line. Yes, I'm an early adopter, and with that comes equal amounts of frustration and joy.

In my closet of stuff that just didn't cut it lies the old DCC digital cassette recorders (yes, they were the only affordable digital medium at the time, but that didn't make them any better) , MiniDisc (just waiting for increased internet bandwidth to gobble it up) and my robot vacuum cleaner of which I actually have two, as I just couldn't let go of the idea even as the first one broke down from inhaling too much carpet hair and ... eh, dust.

So, where does the bread machine go? Well, actually it's not a particularly new technology, but rather something that has been around for 20 odd years, but dropped out of fashion during the '90s. Fond memories of waking up to fresh bread when I grew up has resurfaced lately. Surely, bread machines must have improved vastly over the last two decades.

So, setting out to buy my household another machine, I noted with amusement that there seems to be a newfound interest in bread machines, as the household stores now carry them, and most of the bigger (and some less known) brands now proudly display a breadmaker in their lineup.