Too Funny, I was actually thinking it was pretty cool that our artsy friend Guru-C was leading the technology parade. Oh well, I suppose we can talk about egg timers, although I don't actually eat eggs anymore.
I don't need an electronic egg timer. I have a cute little red egg-shaped thingamybob that I put in the pan with the eggs. As the water boils, it gradually starts changing colour at the edges. When the colour reaches the ring marked "Soft", I know my eggs are ready. If I want hard-boiled, I leave them until the whole object has turned dark.