Monday, September 25, 2006

Fashion decrepitude

The New York Times had an article about fashion hearing aids yesterday, which led me to remark about why it took so long for somebody to come up with this idea. Eyeglasses (and reading glasses) have received the jewelry treatment for a long time now, so why not the aural analogue? One explanation is that now is the time when we self-absorbed Baby Boomers are catching up with mortality finally, so as we go gently into that good night it now starts to collide with the desire to look good while doing so.

So, with this in mind, allow me to propose a few more products that might find an eager market out there:

  • Herman Miller streamlined Aeron walkers

  • Hummer H-0.2 wheelchairs

  • iPod white pill cases

  • Hugo Boss orthopedic oxfords

  • Motorola RAZR blood glucose monitors

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