Written? Kitten! is an application that inspires writers to meet deadlines using kittens. There’s a dialogue box that counts the number of words you write (you can set your target at 100, 200, 500 or 1,000). Once you reach the target, a photo of a kitten appears on the right. Click images for larger view, and to see how I got guilted by a kitten.
The application was apparently developed to help those taking part in the NaNoWriMo challenge. Presumably, some people have actually used it to write, rather than tap away senselessly at their keyboards just to see the next kitty.
Give it a few years, and instead of “dangling a carrot” before someone, we’ll “show them a kitten” to get them to do things. And it’ll all be thanks to Lolcats.