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Saturday, November 22, 2003

sniff this!
Think the job market is tough for you? Just imagine if you were a dog. Think about it: Employment options for your average canine are limited. The entertainment industry is there for a select, talented few; otherwise, there's the seeing-eye profession and law enforcement. That's it, really. The only other options are being kept by an owner--a real crapshoot--or else the life of a stray. Talk about a dog's life.

And wouldn't you know, it looks like technology is conspiring to downsize Fido out of one of his few career tracks. A "dog on a chip" is faster and more accurate at detecting hidden drug cargo than any dog, threatening to put a bunch of mutts out of work.

The poochies can take heart, though. No matter how good this gee-whiz chip is at sniffing out smack, it'll never be able to replicate the time-honored doggie art of sniffing one another's butts.