The spirit of Botanicalls is not creating a robotic plant. The spirit of Botanicalls is really re-engaging people with nature and getting them to pay attention.
I think I’ve passed over into official old fart status when I see a new gadget or technology and don’t think ‘hey cool’. What happened to just sticking your finger in the dirt and seeing if the frikkin thing is dry? $100 dollars saved and I can then go outside in the fresh air and connect with nature for real. Next thing you know, they’ll be selling Wii nature hikes and Wii birdwatching.