It was slim pickins' for us at the Gourmet Products show this year. One ray of sunshine came from the booth displaying a new digital recipe storage system called Demy. Gourmetsleuth - 2008
This product was a little computer dedicated to recipe storage and retrieval designed to be used on a kitchen counter top. At a starting price of about $500 it was pretty pricey for the time. Nevertheless its uniqueness and utility made it find its way into stores like Neiman Marcus.
You can read more about the original features below which allowed the company to grow. Demy was able to accumulate a large population of users and recipe contributors. Eventually products like the iPad and other tablets took over the kitchen counter top market. However, with the user base and recipe database the website, KeyIngredient.com was able to continue their success offering a specialized recipe app and a large website following. It currently touts over 1.7 million recipes and growing.