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March 24, 2008 10:06 AM   Subscribe

Quamut — learn how to write cover letters, crochet baby booties, make a home, how to self-medicate, and do other stuff.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
How is it different from eHow or HowStuffWorks, other than being a Barnes & Noble microsite?
posted by pineapple at 10:28 AM on March 24, 2008


How is it different from eHow or HowStuffWorks, other than being a Barnes & Noble microsite?

Domain name registration? Content? Is this a trick question?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:40 AM on March 24, 2008


I alreeeady... know how... to self medicarate... thankuverymuusch.
*swigs martini at 11am*
posted by miss lynnster at 10:47 AM on March 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


Blazecock PileonPoster said: "Content? Is this a trick question?"

No! I'm totally serious, and not being snarky. I'm trying to understand how this site is somehow different or better than the other sites already out there doing the exact same thing -- other than the addition of the huge BN book link ads, and the relative smaller body of contributed tutorials. Is the content differentiated in some way I don't see? Are the expert contributors more expert-y?
posted by pineapple at 11:00 AM on March 24, 2008


Proving definitively that the internet really is, finally, running out of pronouncable, memorable, non-ridiculouos domain names.
posted by dylan20 at 11:00 AM on March 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


GUESS WHICH LINK I CLICKED ON FIRST
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:08 AM on March 24, 2008


I wish there was a site devoted to "hacks", if you will, for my life.
posted by everichon at 11:48 AM on March 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's a great idea Everichon! I'd like to see a site that had a couple cool projects, an amusing anecdote disguised as a how-to article and a zillion posts where adolescents talk about the awesome destructive power of the gun they just make with K'nex.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 1:36 PM on March 24, 2008


"Your health-care practitioner should monitor your use carefully."

Hardly seems like self-medicating to me...
posted by lunit at 1:39 PM on March 24, 2008


I snark, but OTOH I can't do much in real life. I am not the type to attend MAKE(tm) gatherings, because I can't. Except that thing where you press leaves with wax paper and and iron. I can do that. And self-medicating, I practice and I practice.
posted by everichon at 2:25 PM on March 24, 2008



I love their drug posters: Is dextroamphetamine right for you? is the header on the ADD drug. Sure, sign me right up!
posted by Maias at 2:32 PM on March 24, 2008


If you can iron you can etch brass! It's just like the bit with the leaves only you add a car battery and some copper sulfate.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 7:39 PM on March 24, 2008


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