13. July, 2002 - geek-a-rific
- Inside the Apple iPod Design Triumph. It's a pretty cool piece of hardware. Dunno about the accuracy of the article, but it seems to be in the right ballpark. [boing boing]
- Page Data Bookmarklets that let you play with things within a web-page.
Saving Collectibles to the Macs talks about how some Apple-branded stuff is worth an awful lot of money. I wonder how much my German poster from the Macintosh introduction would be worth. (It translates to:
|Poster from German Macintosh Introtuction|
It was time that a capitalist changed the world. Apple has invented the Macintosh.)
- Cult Film, 1999's 'Office Space,' Transforms Swingline Stapler. Now they're actually making staplers in Candy Apple Red. All because of a cult-movie. [daypop]
- Amish aren't technophobes -- they're techno-selective What is one to make of the Amish elders prohibiting home electricity but encouraging state-of-the-art barbecue grills? In short, they judge technology not upon whether it will make their lives easier or more efficient, but rather whether it will contribute to the values of their community. Is there insight here even if you don't share Amish values? For example, you might reject carrying a cellphone in spite of the safety and convenience it offers, because you don't want to become the always-on, always-connected, always-available sort of person. [I find a lot that's attractive in this article's description of Amish life. Wouldn't want to sign up, but I think that the reason the ringer on my cell-phone is usually off is similar to the reasons an Amish would give. -DaveP] [Reed]
- According to the Archie McPhee Nerd Test, I'm 23% nerd. Which puts me at about the same level as Steve Jobs, and way behind Britney Spears on the nerd scale. It fits in with the Amish link. I'm pretty selective in my early-adopter-hood.
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