When a team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology decided to rethink the kitchen, all sorts of intriguing ideas emerged from their drawing boards. How about a countertop that keeps track of your recipes, a light switch that emits the aroma of warm gingerbread, talking oven mitts that tell you when the roast is done? Or a coffee maker that knows you like extra milk in your latte? We especially like that one! It's the kitchen of the future and it's exciting. For more information, visit the Counter Intelligence Project's Web site at www.media.mit.edu/ci/