Scratch & Sniff Web sites

Roy Tennant rtennant at
Fri Oct 15 10:27:12 EDT 1999

Oh great. Just when you thought it was safe to go out with your browser,
now this happens. It seems a company in California (where else?) is
working on a method to transmit smells over the Internet. The idea is that
you would have a device attached to your computer with a set of scented
oils, and the instructions to generate the smell from this portable
perfume factory would come streaming over the net while you were, say,
visiting the web site of your local sewage treatment plant. Possibilities
abound. For more (as if you haven't had enough), see the ZDNet article at:,4586,2354314,00.html

Now what smell will *your* web site transmit?

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