Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bad Roomba!

Wow, BoingBoing has been a fount of doggie info today ... that's where I found a link to this Wall Street Journal article about tensions between pets and robots. It's pretty funny, and be sure to watch the videos. I loved the advice given to people whose dogs feel threatened by a Roomba: scold the Roomba in front of the dog! I guess I've done sillier things. A slice of meat on the Roomba also seems to help achieve détente.

3 comments:

Elayne said...

It's good to see that the quality of hard hitting journalism at the Wall Street Journal is not suffering under the leadership of Rupert Murdoch.

Lisa B. said...

Hey, the incipient war between dogs and robots could have wide-ranging economic implications!

Gussie said...

I'm afraid the YouTube videos made me laugh out loud. Don't know which was my favourite - the sheltie herding the roomba? The lab that worked out to switch it on /off ... ?