October 2003 Archives
I received a package today that came with a bag of air. Now obviously this is a very smart way of protecting shipping items. It uses very little material and is lighter than anything else. However, I can't help but find it funny that there is a Sealed Air Corporation. You know these guys are laughing at the bottled-water people. "You think you're so clever selling people bottles of water for the price of orange juice? Well, we're selling them small bags of air! Even though the bag is surrounded by air!" Now I'm wondering if there's a market for premium air. Glacier air would be nice and clean, but very thin. Perhaps air previously breathed by celebrities would sell.
Not a floatation device. Not a toy. Not a baby pillow.
One of the warning icons on the bag tells you not to use it as a pillow for your baby. Besides the smothering danger, wouldn't it make the back of your baby's head very sweaty?
It's here. The next priority is probably setting up the iTunes music store in Europe, but with licensing complications in the EU, maybe it'll come to Canada first. Hurry up Apple! I wonder if they'll lower hardware prices if they make a tonne of money on this.
The CSS Zen Garden has been around for a little while, but continues to add new designs that demonstrate that beautiful web site designs can be created with elegant and standards-compliant code.
I just saw Bowling for Columbine again, in which Michael Moore makes clear that the news media are in the business of scaring us. Then I came across this nice musical remix of Dan Rather (via Aaron Swartz). Putting that together must have been a lot of work (assuming it wasn't all from one newscast).