Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
Andy Hertzfeld's Folklore.org 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
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
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.
I started this post three weeks ago, on the way back from a whirlwind weekend in Park City, Utah.
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.
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.
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.
Despite our endorsement, Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip will not see a second season.
THE INVENTION: Cruise control's that (wonderful, wonderful) thing that helps you avoid speeding tickets. Yup, everybody loves cruise control.
Wacky, immature, postpostmodern Gen-X silliness -- or genius?
Although it has existed since 2003, BookBlog's Gender Genie was news to me.
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.
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.
One would be Gordon Bell, a Microsoft research scientist who's been doing a darn good job at living a relentlessly documented, paperless life.
Remember Will's old "Show Off Your Smarts!" feature? He'd throw out a topic and turn the microphone over to our brilliant readers.