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May 4th, 2000

Digital Smell

We’ve got sight and sound. While we don’t have touch, we will have smell soon.

I first read about DigiScents in Wired a number of months back, and was immediately intrigued. It is an incredible idea, and it looks like DigiScents can pull it off economically and practically.

Imagine the possibilities!

While playing High Heat Baseball, you can smell the fresh cut grass and the burning wood of a bat. While looking at the Burger King site (I know you check it daily), you can smell a burger on the grill. And come on, imagine that you log on to buick.com and get… new car smell!

Of course, there’s always the question of abusing that new technology… but I think it could be used more for good than evil. -pm

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