Some of you might remember the Pet Rock. It was a fad in the seventies decade by advertising executive Gary Dahl.
Apparently, he made a perfect pet that required no feeding or grooming, and included a custom cardboard box with a little bit of straw. He sold it for a $3.95 each, and it made Mr. Dahl a millionaire in December of 1975.
This new version of it has solar panels, and can do more than the seventies predecessor. It starts to dance as long as there is light, and there is a video if you don’t believe me. I know that I barely believe me on this one.
I was born in 1971, and I only have vague memories of the Pet Rock. Ah yes, the seventies, the decade that was required to transition from the sixties to the eighties.
Yes, somewhere during that time, the freedom-loving hippies became the money-loving yuppies. Should we be surprised that this turbulent ten years gave us disco, Watergate, and a hard-shell pet that does nothing?
It is available in many different colors, but I don’t have a price or availability date as yet. If you want, you can get a USB Pet Rock on ThinkGeek now for just $9.99. It doesn’t dance, though.