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Dyson's "Chicago Project" Blows

Dyson says it is "transforming restrooms across America with Airblade™" and we can only weep for a nation.

Air dryers may save money on paper towels, but they leave restroom users highly unsatisfied. Air dryers take too long (the Airblade™ takes 12 seconds; you can't do it while walking out) and just can't do the complete job that paper towels can.

And sometimes you need a paper towel for other reasons - you can't wipe your face with an Airblade™.

Dyson, though, has already gotten itself into Soldier Field and 1871, the tech incubator at the Merchandise Mart. Let's take a look.

1. Soldier Field.


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2. 1871.

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Dyson claims it's dryer is better than all the others, but never compares its drying efficiencies against paper towels - only the cost to management.

As for those dirty restrooms littered with overflowing trashcans, well, supervise your cleaning crews better and maybe increase their pay. A win-win!

So go transform another nation, Dyson.

And memo to the Chicago Park District: Bring paper towels back to Soldier Field and hire more janitors to keep them off the floor.

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Comments welcome.

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1. From Karl Weiszhaar:

Plus, with a paper towel you can dry your hands quickly then open the door with paper towel in hand to help prevent picking buggers up from the door handle in a public bathroom. Haven't we been told that door handles are a major vector in disease transmission? I've always hated those damn blowers. Some of my favorite graffiti was etched into one of those things. "Push button, dry hands, wipe on pants."



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Posted on December 12, 2012


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