Modest proposal #112: put strong magnets on the wall studs of houses during construction, so that one could hang a picture by just putting a piece of iron on its back! Better yet, with computer-controlled electromagnets hidden behind the plaster one could wall-mount ferromagnetic objects, cause them to move (by turning adjacent electromagnets on/off in sequence), and even inductively pump energy into objects to charge batteries, run small motors, or activate lights.

Of course, there should probably be an uninterruptable power supply to back up the wall system, lest a momentary electrical outage should occur ...

But don't forget the other ancillary benefit: if the RIAA comes knocking about your illegitimate music collection, one push of a button and it's gone! -RadRob

TopicHumor - 2007-01-12

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