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February 22, 2006 8:34 AM   Subscribe

Oooh, I want one. Or all of them. Vintage high-tech, from the good folks at Worth1000. (Great idea, but I feel like even more could be done with this meme. Pointers?) [Via BoingBoing.]
posted by digaman (21 comments total)

 
See also these Something Awful photoshops (semi self-link. I started the thread.)
posted by ODiV at 8:47 AM on February 22, 2006


They're all a bit lame really.

Sorry.
posted by cillit bang at 8:51 AM on February 22, 2006


A few decent ones. Most are too obvious.
posted by HTuttle at 8:54 AM on February 22, 2006


There are so many better Worth1000 contests. Though there are a couple cool ones in there most are pretty lame.
posted by Hexidecimal at 8:56 AM on February 22, 2006


lame... obvious... lame...

Thus, you know, the caveat:
(Great idea, but I feel like even more could be done with this meme.)

posted by digaman at 8:59 AM on February 22, 2006


I don't know, I think the roller-clogs are pretty cool.
posted by OmieWise at 9:03 AM on February 22, 2006


ODiV - Haha... some good ones there indeed. I especially like this one.
posted by Witty at 9:05 AM on February 22, 2006


Nokia tamtam gets my vote.
posted by nofundy at 9:05 AM on February 22, 2006


Several are pretty imaginative, but too many are "it's a computer . . . MADE OF WOOD!"
posted by brain_drain at 10:34 AM on February 22, 2006


What is the deal with Boing Boing and Worth 1000? I read it fairly regularly, and there seems to be a link to one of their fantastic competitions every week.
posted by Navek Rednam at 11:46 AM on February 22, 2006


The deal is that BoingBoing is one of the most imaginative, provocative, and consistently interesting blogs out there, and Worth runs some pretty cool contests that seem solidly within BB's aesthetic.
posted by digaman at 12:22 PM on February 22, 2006


The deal is that BoingBoing is one of the most imaginative, provocative, and consistently interesting blogs out there

Is this some kind of challenge where the rest of us have to figure out if you're being sarcastic?
posted by cillit bang at 12:46 PM on February 22, 2006


Metafilter: BoingBoing is one of the most imaginative, provocative, and consistently interesting blogs out there
posted by brain_drain at 12:53 PM on February 22, 2006


Believe it or not, I'm a sincere person in this day and age. If you know of 20 blogs that are more "imaginative, provocative and consistently interesting" than BB, please post them! (Count me a huge fan of wood s lot as well, but it's a different thang.)
posted by digaman at 12:53 PM on February 22, 2006


If you know of 20 blogs that are more "imaginative, provocative and consistently interesting" than BB, please post them!

Your terms are subjective of course. I stopped reading BoingBoing because everything there is just candy. You feel like you're learning something new, but you really aren't. Aesthetically, its all disposable. Looking now, I see a hoverboard made from a leaf-blower and yet another "mashup" (did I get that right?) involving the London Tube Map. Truthfully, I get infinitely more out of weblogs like Giornale Nuovo - well written, enriching, and with a distinct narrative element. I prefer Metafilter over BB because here, people actually link to things and ideas more than two months old - an odd historical story, an underrated old Hollywood star, a quirk of geography or culture or time, a lingustic puzzle.

BB seems to be more: "Look at this shiny thing which we will all forget tomorrow" and if that is what you crave as interesting then I cannot convince you otherwise. But at least I can point out why some of us, at least, find that statement not only non-obvious but also mildly startling.
posted by vacapinta at 1:08 PM on February 22, 2006


Damn that's a lot of iPod jokes. Or at least, a lot of an iPod joke. Wish a few more people had taken this one in different directions.

(I do love Worth 1000, but this doesn't seem like one of their better contests. Oh well.)
posted by nebulawindphone at 1:33 PM on February 22, 2006


if that is what you crave as interesting then I cannot convince you otherwise. But at least I can point out why some of us, at least, find that statement not only non-obvious but also mildly startling.

My, your life must be full of mildly startling surprises. But thanks for the link to the Giornale, which is indeed interesting too.
posted by digaman at 1:58 PM on February 22, 2006


Boing Boing is totally formulaic. You can open it any day and it's exactly the same stuff, most of it crap or totally inane. There's no imagination involved. Plus all the misinformed political rants. It's just... ugh.
posted by cillit bang at 2:53 PM on February 22, 2006


This one is not the most brilliant editing job (apparently done in paint), but it's a much more amusing concept than the obvious iPod ones.
posted by jacquilynne at 3:18 PM on February 22, 2006


Meh. Worth1000 is sometimes amusing, but the quality of the photoshops skews toward mediocre.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I used this as a centered desktop image for a while:

posted by jenovus at 9:55 PM on February 22, 2006


I guess if you can imagine it, it can exist - yet none of these actually work...they are just images. By the time I look at one and figure out the crux of it I am bored.

Either make the real "thing", make something new, or make something beautiful.
posted by joshiz at 3:43 AM on February 23, 2006


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