The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

You might remember a running joke from back in the early Internet of Things days — when it seemed that anything and everything was being connected to the internet because, you know, reasons — that one day your toaster would be connected to the internet. It seemed like the height of absurdity to give such a capability to an appliance that only serves to toast slices of bread. The mockery that this idea received clearly demonstrates that people like their toasters simple, and if anyone should dare to try and build some smarts into a toaster, they had better be prepared to be the subject of many a meme.

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