We started this site under the name “AtomicToasters” for quite a few reasons. Of course, the obvious reason is that “toasters” has become something of a slang term for a piece of technology. But there is more to it than that. We have a philosophy that sometimes the advance of technology for the sake of progress is not necessarily an improvement. In fact, sometimes the old ways of doing things worked just fine, and the toaster is a perfect example. Yes, it’s improved, and more modern now. Many have multiple buttons to try and get you a perfect piece of toast every time. Some have computer controls; some have heat regulation. Some even have fans to try and get an even toasting over the entire slice. But the majority work exactly the same way as they did 50 years ago. And many people are still using the very same toaster as they were using years ago. Why? Because some things just can’t be improved upon.
Of course, having said that, someone is going to come out with some kind of laser toaster that makes everything else obsolete. But until then, we’re happy with ours just the way it is.
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