Who buys an internet fridge and doesn’t already own a tablet? Who goes “I’ve got an iPad but I’d rather listen to music on my fridge”?

Tom Coates, Mind the Product 2012

Who buys an internet fridge and doesn’t already own a tablet? Who goes “I’ve got an iPad but I’d rather listen to music on my fridge”?

Tom Coates, Mind the Product 2012

"The evian smart drop project from BETC Paris is a drop shaped object that connects your fridge to the net for easy water delivery."

"Some people call it a ‘pizza emergency button for your belly’. Others say it’s the ‘best thing since sliced bread’. We call it ‘The VIP Fridge Magnet’."

Fridgescreen comes hot on the heels of the Microwave Bank, another prototype that offers similar Internet related functions. Both devices signal that the kitchen of the future cannot be that far away — BBC News: Making your kitchen cool (1999)

"The Epicurious app just happens to come pre-loaded on your new Samsung Wi-Fi Smart Fridge"

Living Tomorrow fridge panel at Microsoft Innovation Day, 2007

Living Tomorrow fridge panel at Microsoft Innovation Day, 2007

Software giant Microsoft unveiled some of its future technology at its fourth annual Innovation Day … They showed off a large electronic touch-screen family organizer integrated into the wall of a fridge, which included shopping lists and menus compiled from product bar codes, a family calendar and virtual sticky notes. — CNN: Microsoft unveils hands-on vision of the future (2007)
Nowadays, the internet refrigerator have became a symbol of the dot-com bubble. — The Internet refrigerator article on Wikipedia is badly in need of a rewrite.
"Some of the first things we envisioned the Fridge of Tomorrow would be able to do included generating shopping list, creating recipes based on the ingredients inside, help us eat better, or let us know when the milk was running low."
The Fridge Of Tomorrow - Undercurrent

"Some of the first things we envisioned the Fridge of Tomorrow would be able to do included generating shopping list, creating recipes based on the ingredients inside, help us eat better, or let us know when the milk was running low."

The Fridge Of Tomorrow - Undercurrent

Adrian McEwen’s Printernet Fridge hack during BERG’s Little Printer hack day.

Adrian McEwen’s Printernet Fridge hack during BERG’s Little Printer hack day.

One of the greatest technology myths of the last decade has been that smart fridges will take off. And they’re still at it… This machine won’t make life easier: it’ll make it more annoying… Smart fridge? Idiot fridge, more like, The Guardian, January 2012
$3,699.00

$3,699.00

"Now there are fridges that can tell you what’s in them as you’re on your way home and suggest what you might make for supper … In a couple of years’ time – probably around 2014, according to Siemens – your fridge will be able to send that information to an app on your smartphone, and from that list of ingredients, offer you a choice of recipes for what you might fancy for supper. … All of this sounds futuristic…”
Why your fridge may soon be sending you messages, The Guardian (via Stef)

"Now there are fridges that can tell you what’s in them as you’re on your way home and suggest what you might make for supper … In a couple of years’ time – probably around 2014, according to Siemens – your fridge will be able to send that information to an app on your smartphone, and from that list of ingredients, offer you a choice of recipes for what you might fancy for supper. … All of this sounds futuristic…”

Why your fridge may soon be sending you messages, The Guardian (via Stef)