So this morning Instapundit had a link to to "Dash buttons" on sale at Amazon. Not knowing what a Dash button is, I zipped on over there to learn something new. After all, just the name alone sounds pretty cool!
In case the link changes over time, here's what I saw:
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What are these things?
Turns out, theyre items for the laziest people in the world, or something. By the time I got to the "what are these things" section of the web page I'd already figured out what they do, but here are the details:
That's right. You don't have to go to Amazon's web site and order, you just push a button! These devices cost $5 each, and that is credited back to you after you push the button once and create an order. So in effect they're free.
WHAT IS DASH BUTTON?Amazon Dash Button is a Wi-Fi connected device that reorders your favorite product with the press of a button. Each Dash Button is paired with a product of your choice, which is selected during the set-up process. When you're running low, simply press Dash Button—ensuring you never run out of your essentials again.
Ok, so I've come around to the realization that these are kind of cool and very convenient. I just can't get past the idea, though, that they're decadent, a symbol of an overindulged society.
What do you think?