Yesterday on Boing Boing Gadgets:
• We considered jamming wooden ear buds into our cochleas.
• Bill Gates unleashed malaria-stricken mosquitoes on Silicon Valley.
• Verizon Wireless did not understand the decimal experience.
• We thought about hard drives on a planetary scale.
• We looked at an interesting concept phone, half Blackberry Storm, half Optimus Maximus.
• Amazon misunderstood the prime purpose of a fleshlight.
• Steampowered R2D2!
• Let that modern day Cyrando de Bergerac, Mr. Brando himself, inspire Tesla-powered love in our hearts.
• We watched Tetris blocks tumble from the sky.
• Rob clued us in on how to make all joysticks wireless.
• Brownlee admired a machinist/inventor's pedal-powered submarine, which he hopes to pilot across the Atlantic.
• Joel admired a steampunk plasma bell jar.
• We discovered that the Vaio P may not be the netbook we all were waiting for.
• Rob horded some weapon pens that can be used even more ably to stab out someone's eyes.
• We pulled out LEGO minifig visors over our eyes and called it a day.
And much more besides! Come read us!
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The wonderful folks at Paleotronic (previously) have rounded up scans of articles from 1980s-era computer magazines that advised new computer users on navigating the burgeoning world of dial-up BBSes.
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