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From “trouble at the dog show” a monologue by David Letterman:
A yorkie was pistol whipped by a rat.
A Jack Russell had to pull out because of tax problems.
I haven’t seen this many roll over and play dead at Madison Square Gardens since the Knicks played.
Brands should work to establish a certain lifestyle among their consumers. Ralph Lauren sells an entire lifestyle for consumers who seek a rather sophisticated and Ivy League-ish image. Ralph Lauren sells anything and everything nowadays — not just clothes anymore. The “Ralph” lines include everything from paints and sheets to furniture. If you’ve ever read the magazines or gone to the website, there are fashion tips for the body and home.
There is even a list of the most important luxuries of Ralph Lauren, from a rare copy of The Great Gatsby to a night under the stars. According to Ralph Lauren, the best dog to own is the Yorkshire terrier! So, not only can you dress Ralph Lauren, now you can live Ralph Lauren! Ralph Lauren made itself an experience.
Aibo and Nipper. Photo by pt at Flickr.
SONY unleashed a robotic dog on Tuesday. It has a metallic coat, flashing green eyes, wobbly knees and a propensity to wag its tail when you pat its head. Its name is Aibo, which means companion in Japanese. And for $2,500, it could be yours.Aibo (pronounced eye-BO) is Sony’s answer to the 20th-century quest for a relatively intelligent robot that gets around on its own. (Its name is also a quasi-acronym that stands for artificial intelligence robot.) Over the years some companies have actually tried to sell what they call robots, like the remote-controlled Omnibot sold by the Tomy toy manufacturer in the late 1980’s. But none have succeeded in producing a usable robot or capturing the consumer’s attention.
Sony is betting that Aibo will break that cycle, and a few other companies are taking the same gamble this year. Eureka has been showcasing a new robot vacuum cleaner at housewares shows. A few companies are promising to unveil robotic lawn mowers within months. And a wheeled robot called Cye is starting to generate interest among robot enthusiasts after appearing last fall in a Web-based catalog called the Mondo-tronics Robot Store.
Aibo is a different breed from the personal assistants and maid droids that most science fiction fans envision. It is designed primarily to be entertaining, and cute.
”It almost takes on a personality where you think it’s real,” said Tod Freeman, a spokesman for Sony, at a demonstration a few weeks ago.
Weighing three and a half pounds, Aibo is a little smaller than a Yorkshire terrier. It kneels on a recharging cradle when it is resting. When it is set on a flat surface, its tail perks up. Then the robo-pup raises its head, pulls itself upright, stretches and yawns widely.
New York Times. May 13, 1999
Audrey Hepburn and her Yorkshire Terrier, Famous