Pen Cures Restless Mind Syndrome, Reveals Office Secrets

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So you're sitting in the lecture hall listening to the professor drone on endlessly about some inane topic that you'll never have use for during your lifetime. All good, right? Just rest your head on your hand and take a little nap until it's all over, right?

Yet another pointless class you have to take just for credit until...wait...what was that? Was that a thong? A thong?? The professor wearing a thong? OMG, that just doesn't happen. And a strategically placed tattoo...that talks? That never happens. Well, except, of course, in commercials which is exactly what this is; a promotional video for the Livescribe pen which promises to cure Restless Mind Syndrome otherwise known as thong-induced blackouts.

This Livescribe pen is pretty cool. It records sound while you take notes and it automatically syncs what you wrote with what it recorded so you can hear what that hot, thong-clad professor was saying when you suffered from that thong-induced blackout. It even records when you're not writing so if you've already succumbed to the power of the thong so you don't miss anything that may find its way to that next test.

For business purposes, the uses are endless. The pen can attend those mindless weekly traffic meetings on your behalf. You can join a departmental meeting during which the only thing that happens is your boss pontificates about his golf game or his latest sexual conquest. Just leave the pen behind while you sneak out to take an "important" call and get all the dirt.

You could leave it in the office of the person you suspect is having an affair with your intern, record the encounter and save it for later blackmail purposes. You could leave it in the bathroom to record the earth shaking bowel maneuvers emanating from the creative department hottie from whom such sounds just don't seem possible. Or to see who can't make it through the workday without self-satisfying pent up sexual urges.

Oh, and then there's the stuff that matters like getting the scoop on important M&A activity, upcoming layoffs, who's getting a bonus and who isn't, who's getting a raise and who isn't. Even snoop on who's fucking you out of credit on that Cannes call for entry.

OK, so it's not like recorded espionage like this hasn't happened a million times before and there's very likely been many a pen with similar capability. But, we like the approach Livescribe took promoting its version of the save your ass device.

by Steve Hall    Nov-12-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Good, Online, Video   

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For God's sake, take a writing course and learn to use the English language. If that's too much trouble for you, just stop writing because like it's . . . like too you know yea . . . trouble . . . to try to like figer out what you know . . . yer try to say.

Posted by: Carla on November 13, 2007 7:32 AM

For God's sake, take a writing course and learn to use the English language. If that's too much trouble for you, just stop writing because like it's . . . like too you know yea . . . trouble . . . to try to like figer out what you know . . . yer try to say.

Posted by: Carla on November 13, 2007 7:35 AM

Hey Carla, do you think perhaps they are marketing to a particular target audience? Do you think folks who can't be bothered to take notes will boycott this product just because its advertisers ended their sentences with prepositions? At least it wasn't repetitive.

Posted by: M. Frederick Voorhees on November 15, 2007 9:48 AM







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