For the rest of us.
I can’t even begin to list the ways that you’ve disappointed me this year, and unless you pin me down, it isn’t over.
1. Well, any aluminum pole would do, but Google’s got something chrome which I think would also technically work… Plus it just seems like these clips are so nicely crafted I can’t really resist linking to them.
Ok, if that doesn’t work (it won’t) you can get the right kind of pole here. Or really at any lumber yard or hardware store in a pinch.
5. Although this uses the same basic technology as the last link, it extends the core idea into the realm of holiday-based computing. Think of it as a gift from us to you on our twentieth anniversary! By the way you probably won’t be able to figure it out… but find a small child, some scissors, maybe a scrap of cardboard, and a computer with a printer and a webcam, and it’ll all come together into a delightful cloud of digital 3-D snow doodles.
A Maytag holiday!
This reminds me quite a bit of every ID students portfolio project for futuristic computing devices. Look, it’s a flat piece of paper! But with a circle! And green! The only thing they’re missing is the part where it rolls up. Oddly I don’t doubt this will be the sort of thing that will actually be made and for far cheaper than $75 at some point (more likely this sort of computing device will be given away with happy meals). Note: The first version of the OLPC was impressive for it’s effort to do something important in the world. But it was pretty painful to try to open, or use in any way.