May 18 2008


Published by at 10:48 pm under random

While many people are surfing with their iMacs, bopping to their iPods and tinkering with their iPhones, I am struggling with the most fundamental of “i” inventions.

Probably the forerunner of the iGadgets – this one has been around, in one form or another, for centuries. While it might not give you brain tumours, RSI or cause deafness, there have been many instances of nasty injury (burns are common), and it has been associated with obsessive use, particularly in older generations.

Designed to help us make a good impression, this gadget is probably most quoted as the bane of one’s existence.

Personally, I think this gadget is over-rated, and should only be used when absolutely necessary. Like photo day at school, or that all important job interview. DEFINITELY never to be applied to underwear – and believe me there are some people so obsessed with this gadget that they DO feel the need.

I’m talking about the original iGadget – the iRon.

Don’t be sucked in by peer pressure. If we form an action group against the use of the iRon, then maybe it will catch on. Whaddya think?

Thanks to Bettina for the inspiration.

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “iGadgets”

  1. Bettinaon 18 May 2008 at 10:53 pm


    Planning Queen wrote a post about ironing too this past week!

    protest action should definitely be on the agenda šŸ˜‰

    Bettina’s last blog post..For Kelley

  2. Suzeon 18 May 2008 at 11:17 pm

    What is this iRon of which you speak? I can assure you, no such shenanigans go on in our house.
    Sounds like an instrument of the devil – and I’m more than happy to join your action group!

    Suze’s last blog post..A Household Tip

  3. cellobellaon 19 May 2008 at 12:33 am

    I’m happy to join – I’ve been spurning its use for some time now!

    cellobella’s last blog post..The trouble with keys

  4. Burgoon 19 May 2008 at 8:24 am

    Hah! I’d love to join this crusade against the evil iRon (aka, “let’s burn matthew’s clothes and/or arm” contraption of the devil)… but unfortunately, I doubt that my creased shirts would be accepted in the meeting room Meg.

    Sigh. Chalk this one up to societal pressures :)

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  5. Lou Veyreton 19 May 2008 at 8:36 am

    This is a little offtopic, but on the same note as the “i” inventions –

    Definitely worth a watch!

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  6. Mikeon 19 May 2008 at 1:50 pm

    As a single guy some times I have to iron but have to say it is one house hold chore that makes my back ace just standing there.

    Where I can I buy none ironable cloths but when you think about we can go to the moon and now planning to goto mars but the hummble iron has not really changed much in 300 years.

    Sure it is lighter and now we use electricity instead of hot coal but it is still man handled and still time comsuming what happend to the iron in the Jetsons did some one forget to make it?

    I wait ……


  7. Kelleyon 19 May 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I have an iMac, and ipod and MPS wishes he had an iphone.

    One of those iRon’s are in this house somewhere. I prefer to use the iDryer.

    Kelley’s last blog post..Testing my wifeliness. Yes, it is so a word.

  8. Willon 19 May 2008 at 8:31 pm


    I believe I have heard of this. I think it’s distantly related to SOAP Web Services or somesuch thing. It’s definitely not part of the RESTful principle.

    Either way, since I moved (out) I havn’t had to deal with this iRon entity.

    I can highly recommend a workplace where casual wear is the norm, and wearing a business shirt to a client meeting gets you heckled by co-workers.

    (excuse the web-geek references)

  9. Meg's SiSon 20 May 2008 at 12:55 am

    I find this all very iRonic really (bad pun intended – I am your father’s daugher). These iInventions are supposed to save time, but they just create new ways of consuming (wasting) our time.
    ps I switched to “blends” a decade ago after I was almost crushed, and it’s been smooth sailing ever since….

  10. Colin Campbellon 20 May 2008 at 4:53 am

    Ours is gathering dust. I am hopeless and never use it except in emergency.

    Colin Campbell’s last blog post..TV Kills

  11. Babyamoreon 20 May 2008 at 2:22 pm

    LOL it took me a few minutes to catch on… Count me in
    we banned the use of the iRon in our house when the twins were born … far too dangerous a gadget – wrinkles hid the spitup better.

    Babyamore’s last blog post..I do … did you

  12. Gregon 20 May 2008 at 3:38 pm

    I do not have that particular device but thats ok, my clothes came preinstalled with iWrinkles and iCreases

    Greg’s last blog post..Parliament House Hobart

  13. Nicole Priceon 21 May 2008 at 3:18 am

    I love my ipod to bits; of all else i plead complete ignorance.

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  14. Alanon 04 Jul 2008 at 6:16 am

    Have you heard of the latest new game machine they’re bringing out? It’s called iSpy… You can even play it in the car!… Sorry, I’ll get my coat.

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