The Blabber Meter clock measures wasted time

Brad Johnson says he was inspired to develop the Blabber Meter from working at a company that regularly held 4-hour weekly staff meetings that he walked away from wondering what was accomplished.

Gift of gab: the Blabber Meter will run you $24.99. blabbermeter.com

We're not going to expend too many words on this one because it's not worth our time, but let's welcome the Blabber Meter to the holiday gift-gag fray. Yes, it's a desktop clock that "tallies the dollars spent in long meeting, useless conversations, marital sermons, and even never-ending phone calls."

Here's an idea: Dole it out to the senior executive team at your company and watch your salary get reduced to zero. Or perhaps you'd like a divorce. It will only cost you $24.95.

About the author

Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable e-reader and e-publishing expert. He's also the author of the novels Knife Music and The Big Exit. Both titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, and Nook e-books.

 

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