The iPhone in the keyboard is actually not a bad idea. Especially if it could be fully integrated for sync, working and tracking. It could also replace the silly Apple Magic Trackpad. It would require to be an Apple designed keyboard though and not a stupid sausage looking PC keyboard. Via designboom
I love, love, love my Magic Trackpad (battery sucker that it is) but can think of a whole host of additional ways this integration could work. From customized game info (Starcraft 2 players, any ideas?) to almost any widget that currently uses the dashboard, to a simple number pad, this could do an amazing number of very cool things.
But yeah, less PC keyboard, and more chicklets please.
Naturally, they don’t make a left-handed version. I’d buy if they did.
Sean Young filmed the making of Dune with David Lynch 1983 (by msyPARIAH)
The Global Village Construction Set – Open-Source Blueprints for Civilization « Here’s Some Awesome
This week’s HSA post is a video that’s been in my head for months:
Our goal is a repository of published designs so clear – so complete – that a single burned DVD is effectively a civilization starter kit.
It’s hard not to find the above concept compelling. Even with the internet, the idea that the essential knowledge of several thousand years of human progress can be collected, collated and distributed so completely as to be considered “a civilization starter kit” is amazing. This is the goal of Marcin Jakubowski and Open Source Ecology.
OSE is a maker-like collective of engineers, farmers, and various other interested parties whose goal is to distill the technological necessities of agriculture, building, and manufacturing down to the smallest point possible; ideally allowing a small group of people with access to nothing but basic tools and scrap materials to build or rebuild a sustainable and viable, modern civilization from scratch. It’s incredibly ambitious, unwaveringly idealistic, and truly has the potential to unleash a massive amount of change across whole swaths of the planet.