Cardboard Shell Turns Any Car Into A Driveable Ferrari
French designer creates a low-cost way to make all your friends jealous of your new car.
‘No one really starts out hating computers. People may be a bit fearful of them depending on when they first run into them, but no one starts out hating them. You learn to hate computers, and you mostly learn it from software. By and large, hardware in and of itself is pretty innocuous in terms of pissing people off. But one step at a time, one stupid thing at a time, we learn to hate computers…’
The audio cassette tape: Still strong at 50
‘…the continued success of the audio cassette on its 50th birthday points to the resilience of consumer-based storage technologies – which bodes well for NAND flash, DVD and Blu-ray longevity.
‘When I bought the original Apple II with a 6K integer basic and 2K assembler/disassembler built-in, the big choice was between 4K of RAM or 16K. I splurged.
‘But the bigger problem was mass storage. A 140K floppy drive and controller cost $600 back in 1978. That was real money – and almost what the computer cost.
‘5 1/4 inch floppy’s were still new and rare on home computers in those days. The hobbyist alternative? A Panasonic portable cassette recorder…’
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