Funky Caller ID

Just saw this in the local Staples, and had to have it: the Olympia Infoglobe is a fairly straightfoward caller ID box and message indicator that also displays date and time, as well as a variety of pre-programmed messages on holidays, or user programmed messages, in a rotating projected blue light. While it looks pretty cool, and it’s functional, it could do a lot more. Some wireless weather, stock, or homeland security information would be handy in knowing whether to pack an umbrella, krugerands or a Glock when leaving the apartment in the morning. Perhaps this sort of thing will evolve once Microsoft gets its SPOT technology rolling. Cost is about $45 available from a variety of retailers.