Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Reverse Steampunk

I am convinced that this is the innovation that will make me rich and famous: Reverse Steampunk. It's genius.

Instead of re-contextualizing modern technology in a Victorian context, Reverse Steampunk re-contextualizes Victorian technology in a modern context.

Imagine the possibilities:
  • A typewriter designed to look like a computer
  • A cellphone that actually only does morse code
  • A horse drawn carriage disguised as a car
  • An iPod that functions as a music box
  • An iPad frame holding a notebook
  • A ballpoint pen that has to be dipped in an ink well
I am going to go gut my laptop now. I suggest you do the same. The possibilities are endless, and endlessly awesome.

3 comments:

  1. Quick... it looks like http://www.plasticsafetyglasses.org/ is still available. Strike now!

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  2. Underneath this plastic coating, these goggles are brass!

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  3. horse drawn carriage designed as a car... far less fabulous in afghanistan.

    iPad frame holding a notebook... excellent!

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