Speaking of snack preparation, leisure technologies have hardly improved on the home front -- perhaps youve noticed that youre still cooking instead of eating your food in convenient capsule form. Sure, there are outfits that will deliver prepared meals to your house, like Glass Slipper Gourmet (GlassSlipperGourmet.com) or Catered 4 U (Catered4U.com), but that costs money, and making money takes effort and effort is bad. The lazy person can hardly ask for a better source of ready-made snacks than the ice cream truck, which now that summer is almost here will soon be making Bomb Pop deliveries 24/7. You can finance your Bomb Pop habit entirely with change found under the dryer, and you wont have to move farther than the curb.
Thank God that at least now robots will do our vacuuming for us. You can check out the Roomba at stores like Target or Best Buy, or purchase it online from maker iRobot.com, which somewhat scarily reveals on its Web site that the gentle Roomba shares its technological ancestry with military hardware. Still, allowing thankless tasks to be performed by machines with possibly malevolent tendencies is a small price to pay for not having to do anything, ever. -- Kara Platoni