Hewlett-Packard has designed a virtual fish pet that can be feed and looked after, and which develops attitude problems if it is neglected.
The 'MOPy fish' - named after HP's multiple original printing technology - is available for download from http://www.hp.com/go/fish. It can kiss you, do tricks and develop its own environment.
But users have to keep visiting the site to collect food and other accoutrements, including plants, rocks, air bubbles and a thermometer. If you don't feed the fish, it goes belly up.
The idea of the pet is to encourage people to use printers rather than photocopiers - thus selling more HP Laserjets.
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