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Draplin Design Co., North America
August 23, 2010
15-Megabyte Hard Disk Drive
Posted at 02:43 PM


OLD BYTES: Here’s a cool set called, “30 Old PC Ads That Will Blow Your Processor.” Consider our processor “blown.”

Our family didn’t have a computer growing up. Dad made stuff out of wood. Mom made baskets. I had Legos and Stars Wars guys and stuff like that. Friends had video games and computers. It was always a treat to spend the night somewhere and have techy stuff to play with. So this collection, all these years later, feels futuristic and like, odd. Just sayin’.

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BE CAREFUL IN THERE: An impressive “Commodore Computer Advertising” gallery. A dangerous link. One that could send you off into the dark depths of the “Not Getting A Fucking Thing Done” universe. Remember to “Save.”

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BEEN WATCHING LOTS OF THIS: Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. I love this shit. It’s a big universe and I like to freak myself out exploring the cosmos.

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HERE’S ONE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS: Karen Horton’s incredible collection of stamps.

Here’s our favorites:

01. Colombia postage stamp: OEA
02. Uruguay Postage Stamp: ONU tree
03. Israel postage stamp: Volcani research Just incredible.

(This link was sent in by Derek Schille of St. Paul, Minnesota, who’s got a hell of an eye. Thanks, buddy.)

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THIS THURSDAY, DETROIT: I’ll be down there, telling my little story. The event is called “Tall Tales From A Large Man” and is brought to you by AIGA Detroit and Team Detroit. Wow. Kind of official, you know?

I’ll be showing work, sharing some harrowing accounts, hocking DDC merch and making friends. If you are withing a 1,000 mile radius, well, I expect you to be there. I am backtracing all readership and will be making a list. Free door gifts, too. Possible usage of large words/delivery of small ideas. Wine. Downtown Detroit as the setting. Draplin blood. Steele blood. Be there.

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FIELD NOTES FOR OUR YOUNGER CITIZENS: “Field Notes Neon Ice Pops Pack.” “Back to school” action. My dad used to laugh at us when we’d talk about going back to school. A mean, cackling laugh just rubbing salt into our wounds. Real nice. These colors should soften the blow, young rascals.

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01. Little Wings - Light Green Leaves
02. Paul Westerberg - Come Feel Me Tremble
03. Paul Westerberg - Mono

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Check out the first Apple add with the other products on the bottom. There is one for an Iphone what’s up with that one???

Posted by: Randy Jones on 08/23/10 at 12:21 PM

I think I’ll be there on Thursdee by hook or by crook, hopping a bus or a Craigslist rideshare over to Ypsi and catching a ride in with Many Otis. I look forward to seeing your Powerpoint and hearing your snake-oil pitch!

Posted by: PJ Chmiel on 08/23/10 at 9:26 PM

Shatner hawking the VIC-20 - love it…

I read “On The Edge
The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore” last summer - they had the biz by the balls and blew it. they controlled all the manufacturing from the chips thru the cases and blew it…

Posted by: jimbo on 08/23/10 at 10:19 PM
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