What do Your Gadgets Tell a Stranger About You?

What do Your Gadgets Tell a Stranger About You?

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Taryn Williford
Sep 17, 2008

A friend of ours just moved into a condo they're renting from a stranger (Ya gotta love Craigslist!). Everything is pretty much full-service for her there. The cable, electricity, furniture and all of the built-in household gadgets come with the apartment package.

Despite only having met the landlord briefly, she knows that he likes hit butt warm (there's a toilet seat warmer in the bathroom), he is very lazy in the kitchen (there's a motion-sensitive paper towel roller and cutter above the sink), and he loves Teen Trysts Part Two (one of the saved programs in a massive porn directory). When she told all of this to a group of friends over dinner, we started to play a fun game...

Imagine you left immediately for a year-long business trip across the world. You rent out your place, gadgets and all, without ever meeting your tenant. What do your gadgets say about you?

In our place, they would probably see our love of rocking out through a massive iTunes music collection and a CD or MP3 player in every room (there's even one by the shower and built into the alarm clock). They'd also figure out we are pretty obsessed with the time, as there are clocks everywhere. We've got little, cute desktop clocks on a bunch of surfaces, as well as wall clocks and computers displaying Fliqlo 24-7 when not in use.

What about you guys? What do your gadgets say about you?

[ photo above from Ethan and Amy Marry Tech with Design House Tour ]

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