The typography and semiotics of Alien are fascinating, and now you can have them on your keyboard. The G20 Semiotic Keycap Set from Signature Plastics embodies almost all of Rob Cobb's design work for the movie, right down to the references to Hindu mysticism from the briefly-glimpsed self-destruction console keyboard.
There's a sleek, minimalist beauty to Alien's design language that's both nostalgic and timeless. But it's also an in-joke about the futuristic design of unreliable British electrical appliances.
Nowadays, chances are you associate Cherry with the clickety switches on fancy keyboards. But it’s been a global company for decades: if it’s boring business-to-business hardware and it clicks, it might well be a Cherry. With an assist from computing legend and junk mail collector Ted Nelson, the Internet Archive has collected a wide array […]
Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum is one of the UK’s classic computers, a cheap and cheerful gadget that went toe-to-toe with more powerful, expensive stablemates for a decade. What it wasn’t lauded for, though, was its terrible soft rubber keyboard… This was upgraded a couple of years in (perhaps after competitor Amstrad bought out Sinclair and applied […]
The Zlant keyboard — a compromise between tiny “ortholinear” grid keyboards and a traditional staggered layout — will be available soon. Plancks are one of my favorite keyboards. However, I’ve found it to be a little bit of a struggle to get some of my friends into the form factor, especially people who aren’t as […]
There’s reading for pleasure, and then there’s reading for fuel; absorbing the great ideas in nonfiction books so you can apply them in your own life. In today’s hectic pace, it can be difficult to find the time to do that reading – especially for the entrepreneurs and professionals who can benefit the most from […]
Breaking into the big leagues as a project manager isn’t done overnight, but there are principles that anyone can learn, and they’re applicable to nearly any business. No matter what your field, if there are multiple teams working toward a common goal, you’re going to need a roadmap. The Project Management Professional Certification Training Suite […]
On the one hand, nostalgia is “a corruption of the historical impulse,” according to William Gibson. On the other hand, “Super Mario Bros.” will never not be cool. Luckily, there’s a way to satisfy that retro gaming while still keeping an eye on the future: The GameShell Kit. This thing is simultaneously the last handheld […]