So, how much fun is technology? Tons of fun!
- More controversy over the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — The original calculations that stated there was absolutely no chance that the LHC could produce black holes that could destroy the earth. Well, now it seems that maybe, just maybe, those calculations were a bit off. Oops. Who can we believe now? Frankly, once the LHC is repaired, I’m going to start checking Has The Large Hadron Collider Destroyed the World Yet?
- The 2009 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) — Lots of new products were announced this year and I’m waiting for some new BlackBerry software to be released. But I think the coolest thing I got out of the CES coverage is finding out that I can visit a Venice without having to convert currency. OK, so it’s not really Italy, but it’s slightly less gaudy than the stereotypical Las Vegas neon landscape.
- The Impossible Project – I want this to succeed in a big way simply for the irony. There’s a great blog that highlights the attempt to reinvent instant film for 600 and SX-70 Polaroid cameras, and provides some great examples of instant film photography.
- Saw this little gem by T-Mobile UK and can’t help myself – I so want to have people break out in song and/or dance while I’m doing something boring like commuting. Watch at your own risk – you might want to get up and dance!
- One last fun link: Low-tech entertainment or high-tech for a calendar? — Check out the Bubble Calendar. Dude.
Oh, and for those of you keeping count, Time Warner Cable pulled Channel 19 from my lineup – it’s now only available on the Digital Tier of programming. Sure, it’s only the local community college channel, but I really liked watching the cooking guys . . . they were fun. Down to 18 total channels (only a handful are real channels – most are local access and advertising).