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Making next year's Human-Computer family reunion a lot less uncomfortable.

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By: Phil

Sun, 16 Dec 2007 11:19:13 +0000

I believe, though I don't use them, that online supermarkets in the UK learn what you tend to buy and suggest things, including a full list, when you return to shop online. I never got to this stage though, since it was impossible to browse for what I wanted online at the time! One usability issue impaired this usability utopia you speak about. Of course, having it there at the real life, bricks and mortar store would be even better and you are so right, they have the information already. Why use it to advertise things that you might like, when it can suggest something you already want, but forgot about!

By: Kate

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 00:08:55 +0000

You, Kevin, are not the only one. Waves of nostalgia overwhelmed me the second I read that on Twitter. And while I've already seen electronic shopping carts that track things for you, an advertisement for the refrigerator you described (well, you input the list) as well as an advertisement for a cheap voice recorder you put on your fridge in order to track your grocery list, my love of the sticky overwhelms all.

By: kevin

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 22:00:18 +0000

I can't be the only one who recognized the classic Sesame Street reference..."a loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter" Well done!

By: beth

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 18:01:22 +0000

Do you have Giant Eagle in your neck of the woods? I believe they allow their customers to track shopping information through their website, though they don't do anything interesting with it like you've suggested. :) I just keep a running tally of my grocery list on my iPhone, and since I never leave that at home, I always have my list ready to go.

By: Luke Dorny

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:55:14 +0000

That's a great idea. I'm sure that it's one of those short-sighted "end of scope" deals or even budgets. To us, it's a logical progression of experience and utility. Great reference, btw. ;)

By: Chris J. Davis

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:51:57 +0000

This, is brilliant Matthew. Someone needs to get this into effect. Please!