It’s not quite as pointless as the WiFi surfboard, but not by much: the Intel Fender Web Guitar.

Guitar with a computer in the back

According to Intel’s press release,

Incorporating the latest Intel® Centrino® Mobile technology, the supercharged TELE® also means players can:

  • Send a quick email in-between songs on stage
  • Scour the web for inspiration… or chords they’ve forgotten
  • Practice their guitar solo grimaces via a built in webcam
  • Check their royalties online

Say what? You’d look like an idiot checking your eBay auctions in the middle of a gig. It’s frivolous and humorous, not practical, and I’d be more impressed if they were honest about it: ‘Look! We managed to fit a computer into the back of a working guitar! Why? Why not!’