[WEB4LIB] Scratch & Sniff Web sites

Brian Smith bsmith at linc.lib.il.us
Fri Oct 15 15:34:36 EDT 1999

At 07:28 AM 10/15/99 -0700, Roy Tennant wrote:
>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:

This is also the cover story in the November issue of _Wired_.

I'd bet a large sum of money that porn sites will be among the first to
incorporate this technology into their content.

Brian Smith
Assistant Head of Adult Services
Villa Park (IL) Public Library
bsmith at linc.lib.il.us
... But writing only on my own behalf
"If you didn't want them to think, you shouldn't have 
given them library cards." -- _Getting Straight_ (1970)

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