Catching Up: Retromodo Gates Interviews and Puppy Battles

Hey Chen, did you see this post Joel wrote on BBG about the behind the scenes of Giz's first Bill Gates interview »11/25/08 7:17pm11/25/08 7:17pm? We've met with Gates a few more times since then, but I don't think anyone here expresses the anxiety attached to such a meeting as well as Joel does. Dogs are freaking out a bit after some bad owner in…

Boing Boing Gadgets Sells Out to the Infomercia Super Conglomerate

Gadget blogs are a far reach from being oppressive totalitarian states. But the propaganda they all push, if not carefully filtered by editors, on behalf of the CE industry, can be disgusting. BBG's ran a fantastic three day run of fictional blog posts, written as the mouthpiece of the ministry of comms of a "massive… »10/15/08 4:33am10/15/08 4:33am

BBG Perfect Gadget List Shows That Tech Can't Improve Everything

BBG has done an impressive thing: It came up with a list of 10 perfect gadgets, unchanged by time or tech. No need to build the better mousetrap, because the tried and true mousetrap made the list. So did the wristwatch, the toilet and scissors. I don't agree with the inclusion of the toaster (I prefer a toaster… »7/01/08 8:00pm7/01/08 8:00pm