This Day in Blogging History: Writing on rubber with a ballpoint; Gag broken TV; Giant Japanese wooden keyboards

One year ago today

Nicholson Baker on the joy of writing on rubber with a ballpoint pen: I read Nicholson Baker's book of essays, The Size of Thoughts, when it came out in 1997.

Five years ago today

Krazy Krax 1954 gag looks like a broken TV screen: After watching the victim's consternation, you'll agree that Krazy Krax is the perfect T.V. gag.

Ten years ago today

Giant Japanese wooden keyboards: A Japanese company is shipping (Japanese and English) keyboards with giant wooden keys, aimed at old people.