02. 03. 2006
Byte Size Guardians to protect your digital belongings
When these Byte Size Guardian angels came in the mail, I was a little surprised -- I thought the company was sending us some kind of new software to demo (okay, I can be a little fuzzy when reading emails at three in the morning). What came out of the box were these little angel statuettes (ugly at first, but then they grow on you) that you place on or near your computer and other electronics to protect them from viruses, overheating, power outages, spilled coffee, whatever. I had them sitting around my diningroom for awhile, but then tonight, my laptop crashed, and before I attempted to restart it, I gathered my angels around on top of it. And, voila, the computer is fixed!
From the Byte Size Guardians website:
"Byte Size Guardians are the Angelic Protectors assigned to watch over mankind and all his digital equipment. They disarm viruses, keep hard drives healthy, and stop system errors with love, peace, and kindness. Even an overbearing boss or obnoxious co-worker will melt into a warm soft ball of love when in the presence of these little miracle workers."
Each angel has a name (the ones gracing my laptop are Radcliffe, Vel, Sebastian and Dina) and a story. They're $12.99 each, or you can get the whole set of twelve for $155.88.
Postscript: In answer to a puzzling comment, though I'm 99.9% certain this explanation is unnecessary -- no, I'm not seriously suggesting that these angels will fix your digital equipment.