The Opt Out Weblog

The Blog for Garrick van Buren's 'Opt-Out: The Survival Guide for This Modern Age' Book

Month: November, 2012

Not an Upgrade

“Each new upgrade brings more suckage into your computer. It makes itself slower. It adds three or four more capabilities you’ll never need.” – Farhad Manjoo

iChindogu

“So this expensive gadget doesn’t solve your real problems, but look how user-friendly it is” – bad_user “Chindōgu is the Japanese art of inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that, on the face of it, seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem. However, chindōgu has a distinctive feature: anyone actually attempting to use one of […]