I've just seen an advert that said 'control your washing machine from the M25.' I asked myself what's the point? It is impossible to load and unload it from the M25.
25 years ago, a friend of mine was demonstrating his new video cassette recorder to me. We were sat on his sofa as he fast forwarded and rewound and played the tape using the remote control. All marvellous, except when he pressed the eject button. He still had to get up, take the video cassette out of the player and put it back in the box.