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Actually, I do not know if I program toasters. Well, I certainly do not program the toaster application, but the core software for the embedded processor. I know that some of our customers embed our processors in rice cookers and even forks(!). Using them in toasters as well seems like a small step. If that is the case: Yes, I am responsible for some of the toaster software.

A few years ago, over the luch table my project group was discussing "the meaning of life", or specifically: Our working day life. The general agreement was that the world really doesn't "need" any of the products using our chips. They are just gadgets, toys, for enjoyment. In some cases they make life "simpler": You don't have to raise up to turn on the light switch, you can turn it on from your recliner using your smartphone. But that isn't a "need", it is just a convenience matter.
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