Wi-Fi Kettle Takes 11 Hours to Make Cup of Tea

By Eve Peyser on at

Data specialist Mark Rittman wanted to make tea around 9 am, but found himself in an eleven hour saga trying to get his Wi-Fi kettle to work. He documented his struggle on a website that’s also struggling, a social network called

While Rittman did acquiesce to boiling his water the old-fashioned way — in a “saucepan” — his struggle with his Wi-Fi kettle continued well into the day.

Rittman literally had to hack his kettle in order for the water to get boiled... 11 hours later.

What’s the lesson here? Never give up. JK, the lesson is fuck the internet of things. Go analogue, baby. [The Guardian]