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IM enabled USB robot arm

This would be a robot arm that attaches to the side of the monitor and gets wired up to your instant messenging software.  By sending the person a given IM token, it would cause tha arm to take that action.  Kind of like emoticons but maybe we could name them after their first basic use: slapicons.

Or we could call them strokeicons, flip-off-icons, spill-your-coffee-cons, clear-a-tiny-portion-of-your-deskicons, eye-pokeicons, etc.

The main problem with the model is that it’s much more fun for the person’s chat buddies than it is for the person who would need to install it.

Update: Someone beat me to this idea: