User Input

User Input: Definitions of Success

Actually, she's calling down to the engine room to ask for more power.

When I was a young lad, still trying to figure out how the world worked, I gradually started to latch on to certain objects, items or gadgets as an identifier of a successful person. Obviously vehicles were one glaring example, […]

Free Range Technology, Technostalgia

Analog Power!

Remember when cellphones had buttons?

A few years ago I was working for a wireless company. As they introduced their digital data network, they gradually began phasing out their analog phones altogether. This included the car-mounted and bag-phone models that they had been using as courtesy phones in their stores. When they removed the car-mount phone that had been crudely installed on our wall, I asked what would be done with it. I was told it was being thrown out, so I asked if I could have it. I didn’t have a specific use for it, but they were expensive units, so I figured I’d try and find a use later.

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