Technology: The Internet of Hairbrushes offends the follicly challenged
Do you ever feel technology has passed you by? I’m an early adopter and no mistake, so it’s depressing to find something I can’t adopt. I am physically incapable and have been for many years.
I wrote last week about my multiplicity of health monitoring devices. But the Internet of Hairbrushes has me beat. Withings, a company whose products I respect — I have the body scale and the blood pressure monitor — has committed the greatest sin in my book. it has introduced the internet hairbrush.
For the first time I feel excluded to the point of downright prejudice. I haven’t needed a hairbrush for many, many years, you see. I don’t have anything to brush and consequently no brush to brush nothing with. And this latest marvel of connectivity brushes me up in entirely the wrong way.
Almost every other bit of my anatomy could be monitored effectively. But hair? No, definitely a barren ground for the internet.
This is the first time I have felt left behind by technology. The question remains, though: How many hirsute millennials will think it cool to connect their hairbrush to the internet. I wonder….