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The egg didn't fail, the electronic stuff did or some other force intervened. I hope you didn't try to also sell him on the need for such a contraption. Cavemen didn't need or have such gizmos. No temp controller here. The only temp probes I use are a Thermopen and a Maverick for low and slows. Trying to make cooking something as simple as a steak into rocket science is sure to be a flop.
Electronic gadgets have taken over our busy and complicated lives, some for the better others not. Egging for me is a way to relax and enjoy my Neanderthal roots.
Fellow Eggers, the standard has been raised. Again.