They're toe shoes, for running—but wait! Only four toes? And those soles... thick but light. Just what the hell are these things? They're Fila's new Skele-toes Amp. The company's first attempt at a more natural running shoe. Do they actually perform, or are they just trying to ride the barefoot bandwagon?
I'm writing this from a café where I've been sitting for hours. I've got an ancient bagel crust and a mostly-empty cup of coffee that's colder than Lebron's greedy little heart. And I'm not leaving anytime soon. Is that appropriate?
The fact that HeadPhone exists is both sad and brilliant. Sad, because it's actually a problem that it can be really hard to get someone's attention at work because of perma-headphones. Brilliant, because Headphone pretty much fixes this problem.
It's today. I'm dead.
Now I know why I'm really here: I'm helping the other Gizmodo writers prevent heart disease, bone fractures, cancer, diabetes and a completely wonked up metabolism by working the night shift.
Joel Spolsky has a very interesting account of what it was like working as a program manager for Microsoft in 1992. We don't want to ruin the story, because it's a really good one that you should check out for yourself, but the gist of it is that Bill Gates used to be extremely hands-on with his software developers.