An Iranian - German scientist has invented an anti-snoring pillow that uses a bedside-table computer controller to expand or contract air pockets built into the pillow in response to snoring, altering the sleeper's head position, and thereby stopping the snoring.
If this invention actually works - the inventor claimed that he developed it because of his own snoring problems - it will undoubtedly be useful to many people. If so, it will be an example of the ever more common tendency to re-invent various types of devices as "computer devices."
The cell phone, the digital camera, the personal compter itself - which initially burst on the scene as a glorified replacement for the typewriter - are examples of machines designed for such purposes as communiction and photography, that have been re-engineered as computer devices.
Will the pillow, a piece of technology never conceived of as mechanical at all, now become a computer device as well?
It seems that it could. Whether or not computer devices are always better than their less-technological predecessors is another question.