Put a Weather-resistant Grill Fork/Thermometer with Rapid-Read Tip in them. They're done. Because even though Sharper Image once claimed to be focusing on design and practical solutions for a mainstream customer, they failed to keep their nose-hairs clean, and their brand as a purveyor of high-end digi-gimcrackery was solidly defined. They've now filed for bankruptcy protection, from which they seem unlikely to emerge. Guess we've still got Skymall to kick-around enjoy for their solutions-that-don't-work-for-problems-we-don't-really-have.
Steve Portigal is the founder of Portigal Consulting. In the past 15 years Steve has interviewed families eating breakfast, rock musicians, credit-default swap traders, and radiologists. His work has informed the development of music gear, wine packaging, medical information systems, corporate intranets, videoconferencing systems, and iPod accessories. Steve is an accomplished presenter who speaks about culture, innovation, and design at companies like eBay, Adobe, Nokia, Hewlett-Packard, and Dolby Laboratories. He has a graduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Guelph and is an avid photographer who has a Museum of Foreign Groceries in his home.
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