The "PX1020 Easy Hang Up" is a device for people who a) still have landlines and b) hate phone solicitors. Simply press the button and hang up, and the person on the other end is played a pre-recorded message (for example, you, telling them to remove you from their list). There's something attractive about the sheer bloodymindedness of this device. It reminds me of my autoresponder for crazy people who send in hatemail ("Dear upset person, my apologies that something I wrote upset you so much. Please feel free to read someone else, and/or discuss this in depth with your therapist. Please don't email me again. Thanks, Cory.")
(via Red Ferret)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.