Steve Jobs in a turtleneck and shorts?
What a great bit of history this is, and a nice weekend diversion. In the video embedded below, the Apple CEO introduces the company's 1997 Think Different campaign. A key quote: "[Our new ad campaign] honors those people who have changed the world. Some of them are living, some of them are not. But the ones that aren't--you know that if they ever used a computer, it would have been a Mac."
And another: "This is a very complicated world. This is a very noisy world, and we'… Read more
Tourists can now tour the breath-taking Swiss Alps without hurting the environment.
Scandinavian EV maker, Think today announced it has teamed up with its Swiss distribution partner, M-Way, to bring a fleet of 60 Think City cars to eco-tourists.
For about $57, or 60 Swiss francs, a day, tourists will be able to rent a Think City car through Alpmobil. Unfortunately the Web site is only available in German, but it can be easily translated by using Google's translation tool. It works, I tried it.
"This trial program fits perfectly with Alpmobil's philosophy, and we are proud … Read more
I'm not a T-shirt kinda guy; I feel like if I'm not wearing things with buttons, at least around the neck, then I'm in my underwear. If I did wear T-shirts, though, they'd have to be handy, like this T-shirt from ThinkGeek that opens beers for you.
The BeerBot Bottle Opening Shirt features an image of a robot inspired by Bender from the Futurama. The beerbot on the shirt has two claws, one of which is metal and is used to pop the tops off beer bottles so you don't have to use, you know, … Read more
Magnetic Thinking Putty is Silly Putty with a twist. Aside from exhibiting standard characteristics such as being able to be molded and stretched, this version can be magnetized. This means you can use a magnet to control the putty, creating the cool effect seen in the image. It reminds us of Spider-Man's nemesis Venom preparing to snare its next victim.
This is possible because there are millions of tiny magnets embedded in the material, giving this blob its magnetic properties.
Sometimes lawyers don't always spend their time in the most productive ways. Indeed, one wonders whether the lawyers at the firm of Faegre and Benson spent their time productively in reportedly sending out a 12-page cease and desist letter to the japesters at ThinkGeek.com.
I have no nag in this spat, as I can no more understand geeks than I can understand lawyers. Yet ThinkGeek.com is adamant that this cease and desist is heartily genuine and deeply critical of its attempt to sell unicorn meat. Specifically, canned unicorn meat.
Should you be frustrated at missing the opportunity … Read more
NEW YORK--You can never please everyone, especially on the Internet. But at #Promise (yes, with a built-in Twitter hash tag), a Thursday conference about Digital Age corporate responsibility held in conjunction with Internet Week New York, it was evident that consumers are starting to expect more when it comes to companies' attempts to "do good."
"Corporate communications, as such, no longer matter," the conference's keynote speaker, author and business theorist Douglas Rushkoff, said during his midday talk. "The only thing that actually matters is corporate activity...if it's doing something real, that will … Read more