Comments on Frank Herbert's Odalarm - Scent-Based Alarm Clock Update
In his 1977 novel The Dosadi Experiment, Frank Herbert wrote about an "odalarm" - an alarm clock that worked by scent. You can buy one now from Hakugen Online. (Read
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|"How to buy the clock?"
(Svilena 1/10/2005 12:29:37 AM)
|"I want one of these! Odors can wake me (or keep me awake) so this would be an effective alarm clock personally, and so much more pleasant than a jarring tone or even the sometimes startling start of music from a clock radio.
Maybe they'll start selling them in the US if they're a hit in Asia.
(Quinn 10/4/2005 1:13:43 PM)
|"i just want to buy odalarm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
(Sunny 9/1/2006 10:50:46 PM)
(lilly 12/5/2006 3:31:07 PM)
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