Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I just returned from a weekend in Rhode Island, a state that has got it going on when it comes to public restroom hand dryers. The whole state (and by whole state I mean at least three buildings in Providence) is full of these brilliant inventions called Dyson Airblades. You put your hands in them, palms forward, into little hand-shaped pods, and slowly draw them out as a thin blade of air shoots horizontally from the sides, magically drying your hands faster than you ever thought possible. It's amazing. It feels like the water is being instantly sucked out of your skin. It feels like the future.

Just take it from this blue-shirted woman to your right. Or take it from one of the shocking number of YouTube videos demonstrating these sensational implements. Or take it from me, who washed her hands three times in the Providence airport just to dry them.

Sunday, September 21, 2008