I like this John Sculley idea that I found on engadget:
It does seem a bit reminiscent of an iPhone. What I like is the iPhone aesthetic, but more importantly, the idea of having a web browser in the kitchen that doesn’t take more space. It doesn’t take more space because I already have a phone and answering machine in there. Now there’s some fine tuning we could do to make it particularly nifty. Here’s what I’d like to see:
– A model with a little bigger screen, or maybe just iPhone-like zooming and panning. I want to be able to see a recipe on this thing!
– Pursuant to being able to see the recipes, it would be awesome if the touchscreen was removable so I can carry that recipe over to where I’m cooking.
– I’d love to have an optional gizmo to extend WiFi from this phone. Turns out the kitchen would be an ideal place at my house for another WiFi hub. It’s close to the family room and it’s close to our deck in back–both places laptops are often seen.
I’ll bet we see a rash of the iPhone’s clever ideas and aesthetics applied to other devices. Cool beans!