Internet-Connected Washing Machines: (Brilliant) Myth?

While reading the latest ThinkGeek ad copy, I find:

[W]e're jealous of today's students. They can now go online to find out if any washers are open, pay for the laundry with their student ID, and then receive an e-mail alert when the washer and/or dryer is done.

Is this true? If so, that is the greatest freaking innovation since the relational database!