The second-greatest menace the world faces – after its disturbance by the Fiction Fiends [see the “Fee Fi Fo Fum. . .” thread], is café tables that wobble and spill your coffee (or other drink). Hey, aren’t the world’s greatest decisions made over cups of coffee? Tea? Beer? Hard liquor? . . . Oh, conference tables? Well, anyhow. . .
If mechanical engineers can’t design a cheap café table that stays put, I guess the EEs will have to usurp the act. After all, there’s nothing cheaper than. . .electronic devices, which constantly cheapen in the face of inflation. So, has anyone patented the microprocessor-controlled maglev café table? Perhaps this project should even take precedence over my zipper-attached shoe sole. I can walk to the coffee house in bare feet and put the remains of my shoes on long enough to be served, but the coffee isn’t quite up to the temperature I like. . .by the time it gets to the edge of the metal table; so I’d like to drink it directly out of my mug.
Ray (complete with both gravity and levity sensors)