I’ve been thinking late that many of our so called labour saving inventions are simply a bad idea. Including but not limited to escalators, revolving doors, auto opening doors and electric hedge trimmers. These tiny ‘exercise saving’ devices have become so pervasive that we had to invent other little machines which are ‘labour creating’ – like gym memberships, treadmills and other contraptions we’d find in a gym….

Net result = obesity crisis

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Here’s an idea: remove all the unneeded labour saving devices, (exclude those needed for disabled access) reduce energy requirements, remove the need for gyms and improve the health of the populous.

Startup crew out there – create something which helps society.



  1. Xavier Shay · May 18, 2009

    “include those need for disabled access”

    is this what you meant to say? Seems like a bit of a bastard suggestion. “Screw you wheelchair kids, figure out your own way up the stairs!”

  2. Andre Sammartino · May 18, 2009

    And the sooner folks stop driving to gyms the better. Walking there (or even better running or riding) would mean less time needed for that workout…

  3. Steve Sammartino · May 18, 2009

    Xavier – should be ‘exclude’ – fixed – I’m not a bastard:-)


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