Take a look at this beauty:
Though not the actual one picture (mine’s probably in better shape :P), I recently became the owner of the very same model typewriter as that pictured above. Became the owner, I should say, because a certain amazing girlfriend actually cared enough to get me a gift so well-suited as to restore my faith in the entire gift-giving institution.
And yes, like so many other writers before me, I openly admit to the cliche of fetishizing typewriters. I would make love to them if their orifices were conducive to such an act.
Thanks kappa. As far as birthdays go it’ll be a hard one to top.
Filed under: gadgets
Some will say it’s a sign of society’s growing over-dependency on technology, but I find it genuinely frustrating when I can’t click on some object in the physical world and have it bring up related information. It takes a moment to realize that there is no mouse, no network connectivity, and no mouse or other interface device. This realization consistently brings with it disappointment.
Which is why when I went to Japan I was so intrigued by this technology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QRcode
These barcodes essentially allow “hardlinking,” or hyperlinking various kinds of information directly from physical reality. Once you get over the myriad kneejerk pornographic applications, you can begin to imagine where this might conceivable lead. One dream scenario springs to mind: impulse buying made yet more instantaneous, once these are integrated into advertisements. Hum-drum educational applications (at the museum, etc.) are also likely to be of interest to those less slavish to commerce.
i need to go buy something useless.