Macintosh Development Stories:

Chris Higgins

Andy Hertzfeld's is a sort of historical blog, documenting the development of the original Macintosh computer. For Mac geeks and computer people in general, it's a fascinatin

(Bubble) Wrapper's Delight

Mangesh Hattikudur

As an admitted bubble wrap enthusiast, and someone who's wasted a good portion of his youth delighting in that pop-pop-pop sound, I was thrilled to stumble into a few bubble wrap links and storie

2008's weirdest independents

Ransom Riggs

They might not win -- heck, getting on the ballot is a victory for these candidates -- but third-party presidential hopefuls are part of what keep America's election cycle interesting.

Things I Learned In Utah

Jason English

I started this post three weeks ago, on the way back from a whirlwind weekend in Park City, Utah.

Memphis Music Tour

Miss Cellania

Memphis is where the Mississippi River meets the Deep South. The city has a rich musical history, full of blues, rockabilly, gospel, and rock and roll.

Let us now praise Vitamin A...


Trader Joe's recently peddled me a very attractive assortment of vitamin supplements, and in each self-contained valentine of pills were all the usual suspects reassuringly packaged together.

On Jury Duty: Day #1

David K. Israel

I'm sitting in the nation's largest courthouse right now. I was hoping to write a Word Wrap follow-up post and give you my 3 favorite newly-coined words, but jury duty called.

Life After Studio 60

Jason English

Despite our endorsement, Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip will not see a second season.

Praise for the blind man who invented cruise control

Mangesh Hattikudur

THE INVENTION: Cruise control's that (wonderful, wonderful) thing that helps you avoid speeding tickets. Yup, everybody loves cruise control.

Viral meme your friends already know about #142: Teen Girl Squad

Ransom Riggs

Wacky, immature, postpostmodern Gen-X silliness -- or genius?

The Gender Genie

Chris Higgins

Although it has existed since 2003, BookBlog's Gender Genie was news to me.

Check My Mail

Jason English

I did not remember ordering anything so flat. Was it an autographed picture? A contract of sorts? A letter too important for folding? Like anyone without known enemies, I love unexpected mail.

Two things that may or may not help a decidedly unmorning person like me

Mangesh Hattikudur

1) Carpet Alarm Clocks: The simple notion that you have to get out of bed and place both feet on the thing to shut it up in the morning makes it seem like this carpet alarm clock should work.

The Jedi of Lifeblogging


One would be Gordon Bell, a Microsoft research scientist who's been doing a darn good job at living a relentlessly documented, paperless life.

Show Off Your Smarts!

Jason English

Remember Will's old "Show Off Your Smarts!" feature? He'd throw out a topic and turn the microphone over to our brilliant readers.