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Old 04-06-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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The Roomba thread must still be stuck in my head. Here's a Wharton interview with inventor Helen Greiner.

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/1435.cfm

Anyone's Roomba catch fire on them? Just kidding.

I think.
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Re: Roomba & Scooba inventor interviews
Old 04-06-2006, 06:10 PM   #2
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Re: Roomba & Scooba inventor interviews

Nah, they dont put AMD chips in them.
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Greiner: Most people who know me know that one of my passions is snow boarding. And I play ice hockey, scuba dive and wind surf. But what they would find surprising is that I just love gardening. I spend a lot of time putting flowers in my house and making an English wildflower garden. Which is why things like the Roomba are so invaluable. If I'm at home, I don't want to spend time vacuuming or washing my kitchen floor. I want to spend time out doing the gardening.
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Yep. I spend as much time cleaning the roomba, moving stuff out of its way, and finding it got itself caught on something or stuck under something 3 minutes after I left the room than it saves me in sweeping...

I guess if I had all hardwood floors it might be different.
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Naw, I have mostly hardwood and pergo, and I had the same problem. Too much stuff for it to get around, and an area rug with tassles that it would always get stuck on.
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I'm loving my Roomba which I have had for about 2 weeks now. I'm not so sure about the Scooba. I might return it within my 30 day money back guarantee period. ESPECIALLY since I'm seeing it at other places for $100 less than I paid for it.
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