Tag Archives: Sleep

The Alarm Clock is Dead, Long Live the Cellphone

By | May 20, 2008

Gadgets, like software and services, often end up being used in ways the creator didn’t intend. But how many companies make the most of this opportunity? Take the cellphone. More than a third of Brits use their mobile phone as an alarm clock, according to a survey by British hotel chain Travelodge (thanks textually.org): Budget hotel chain Travelodge… Read More »

The Price Of Sleep: 70 Cents A Minute

By | November 16, 2004

I know it makes commercial sense, but it’s still galling to realise that in our fast urban world, we are getting used to paying for everything. First it was bottled water, then bottled air, now it’s sleep. New York’s MetroNaps is getting quite a bit of coverage of late — in Wired, the NYT, the New York Sun –… Read More »