I recently heard about a new TV that will allow us to smell what we’re watching. Samsung’s working on it and it’s (creatively) being called “Smell-o-Vision.” Sounds to me like something out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or a really old SNL skit (do you remember the “Bass-O-Matic?”). Anyway, you can read more about Samsung’s smelly TV here.
But all this got me thinking…. Frankly, if the engineers at Samsung (with their inferior brain size and second-rate lab equipment) can do this with television, I should be able to do it with my personal blog. So I did. But, as astoundingly intelligent as I am when it comes to technology and applied sciences, I just could not find a way to get the smells to emanate from the computer screen without having to scratch the screen itself. So forgive me that I’ve not worked out all the kinks, but old-fashioned scratch ‘n’ sniff is better than no sniff, right?
Instructions for experiencing the scratch ‘n’ sniff experience:
- Scratch the image you’d like to smell.
- Put your nose to the screen and sniff that same image.
- Enjoy these delectable aromas.
- Marvel at my wisdom and mastery of all things technology.