Art Technology

The first iPhone


Well, not really.

While in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) spotted what looked to him like an iPhone in a 350 year old painting.

“You know, I thought I knew until last night [where and when the iPhone was invented]. Last night Neelie took me over to look at some Rembrandt and in one of the paintings I was so shocked. There was an iPhone in one of the paintings,” Cook jokingly explained.

As the title of the painting “Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House” suggests the item is actually a letter, and that the artist, Pieter de Hooch saved his imagination for the painting rather than the titling.

Looking at the painting as a whole, of far greater concern should be the creepy kid looking in through the door.


The 9 stages of acceptance

How people respond to life-changing inventions:

1. I’ve never heard of it.
2. I’ve heard of it but don’t understand it.
3. I understand it, but I don’t see how it’s useful.
4. I see how it could be fun for rich people, but not me.
5. I use it, but it’s just a toy.
6. It’s becoming more useful for me.
7. I use it all the time.
8. I could not imagine life without it.
9. Seriously, people lived without it?

(via kottke)


Best. App. Ever.

Words with friends – the only app I’ve paid for (to get the ad-free version, there is a free one too) and it’s bloody brilliant.

Also props to Gadsby for opening our game with ‘Urine’



Just to show how much today sucked, these things happened:

  • I managed to nab the last slice of Victoria Sponge in Curiositea
  • My iPhone 3GS arrived
  • and I had homemade bread for lunch

And it was still a shit day.


PotW – 19/6/09

Computer Games

Not that I need it

But here’s another reason I want an iPhone:

Time Crisis Strikes iPhone

While I take the writer’s point that:

Seems to me that touching enemies to make them die shaves off a large chunk of the game’s difficulty…

Me still want.