Wired’s 10 Great Snake-Oil Gadgets
Wired lists 10 gadgets that are guaranteed to detect nothing but gullibility, prevent nothing if not common sense, and teleport nothing but money out of your pockets. Dubious honour is given to our own Danie Krugel, where he is placed amongst his deserved brethren, such as Steorn Ltd and their ‘free-energy’ machine Orbo, $485 wooden volume knobs, and the dowsing rod.
What I find interesting is that the oldie-but-goodie, the dowsing rod, got the most interest in the comments. People are still, after all this time, convinced that ‘water witches’ fill a necessary place in our economy. How sad.
(Tip o’ the tinfoil helmet to Geek.Neo and 6000)