[Athen] [Access Technologists Higher Education Network] The ScanToaster

Shawn Foster FosterS at sou.edu
Wed Sep 17 07:54:31 PDT 2008

Now wouldn't THIS be a great way to deliver accommodation letters?

And when the prof bites, wouldn't that be an acknowledgment it was

Shawn Foster
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disability Services for Students
Southern Oregon University
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>>> On 9/17/2008 at 4:34 AM, in message

<9686224.12671221651249371.JavaMail.root at zimbra.digilifemedia.biz>,
Dann Berkowitz <dann at digilifemedia.biz> wrote:

Now this is what technology innovation is all about!
Scan Toaster puts the power of 'miracle toast' into the hands of mere
mortals - Engadget (

The Scan Toaster connects to a PC over USB and downloads everything
from local weather conditions and the current time to the morning’s news
headlines - and then burns an image of the information onto your morning

How does this work you ask? (
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/09/11/wacky_toaster/ ) - Inside the
toaster is a network of toasting “modules”, each heated by a hot wire.
Each module can move by 30° and, once the user selects what they want on
their toast - excluding a topping, of course - the modules align
themselves and burn the appropriate content onto the bread.

That's the good news -- the bad news -- According to the website
Register Hardware ( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/ ), no plans to
manufacture the toaster on a mass scale have popped up yet (get it --
"popped up" -- I love geek humor!)

Arrrr me laddies - having one of these in the galley would be a perfect
method for reminding ye lubbers of the soon to be upon us Talk Like a
Pirate Day ( http://www.talklikeapirate.com/ )! Just imagine burning
your favorite pirate sayings ( http://www.talklikeapirate.com/howto.html
) into toast to be read longside your morning grog (
http://www.contemplator.com/history/grog.html ) ration!
Posted By D. Berkowitz to Access Technologists Higher Education Network
( http://athenpro.blogspot.com/2008/09/scan-toaster.html ) at 9/16/2008
05:59:00 PM
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