My Gadget-Loving Nerd Friends: Lisa Katayama and Steven Leckart Writing For BoingBoing Gadgets

I know this isn't facebook/twitter, but my friends Joel Johnson and Rob Beschizza have just picked up my surfing/WIRED buddy Steve Leckart and sweetheart Lisa Katayama as tech writers at BoingBoing Gadgets. If those 4 threw a party, I'd stop playing Xbox and go to it, so to speak. So please stop by and say hello to… »4/06/09 6:19pm4/06/09 6:19pm

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

Boing Boing Gadgets Calls Us All Out on Lazy Blogging, I Blockquote a Bunch of It and Add Some Snarky Comments

Rob from Boing Boing Gadgets has posted a piece on the various types of crappy blog post forms found scattered about the internet like so much, uh, lazy writing. He's right! We do use a bunch of the same forms over and over again, sometimes because said forms are what fit the content best and sometimes because we just… »9/15/08 5:30pm9/15/08 5:30pm

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

Datamancer Steampunk Keyboard Reviewed (Verdict: Very IBM Clacky)

Uber steampunk connoisseur, DRM hater, typist, new father and NY Times Bestselling author Cory Doctorow just received his handmade steampunk keyboard from Datamancer and he loves it. He compares it to a "well-oiled manual" and those IBM clacky keyboards that half of you crazy old bastards seem to really enjoy using to… »6/11/08 3:10pm6/11/08 3:10pm