“I asked for a car and got a computer”
Electric Objects is high definition screen with an integrated computer that is set in a traditional picture frame. The goal of this “computer for art” is to utilize the vast archive of the internet to bring digital versions of artwork into your home, collecting your most favored images.
Smart stuff from Chris Pattle
eBoy and the perfection of pixels
The fascinating story behind the unearthing of Andy Warhol’s lost Amiga works.
With a solid twist to the red ring, the rOtring 800+ goes from confident metal stylus to exceptional mechanical pencil. Founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1928 during the Bauhaus period, rOtring has a long tradition of making some of the finest technical writing and drawing instruments, and this hybrid advancement helps move them securely into the digital age. Sitting firmly in your hand, the rOtring 800+ is a perfect tool for those who like consistency whether sketching on paper or plastic. It’s everything that you’d expect from an $85 price tag.
One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush by Gideon Lewis-Kraus
The story behind the default wallpaper of Microsoft Windows. It’s an actual photo!
By Steve Powers
Elwood Edwards, the voice behind AOL’s “You’ve Got Mail” notification
Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Look Back Movie
Before There Was Internet Porn, There Was This Guy by Daniel Edward Rosen
The sorry, sordid life (and afterlife) of Leisure Suit Larry
Papers, Please is a computer game where you get to play out that fantasy you’ve always had about working in customs/immigration.
The communist state of Arstotzka has ended a 6-year war with neighboring Kolechia and reclaimed its rightful half of the border town, Grestin.
Your job as immigration inspector is to control the flow of people entering the Arstotzkan side of Grestin from Kolechia. Among the throngs of immigrants and visitors looking for work are hidden smugglers, spies, and terrorists. Using only the documents provided by travelers and the Ministry of Admission’s primitive inspect, search, and fingerprint systems you must decide who can enter Arstotzka and who will be turned away or arrested.
The LaCie Sphere, a 1TB external hard drive that’s been hand-crafted and silvered in France.
The Man Behind Megaupload