Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Just when you thought they couldn't get nerdier

I went to a popular retail electronics outlet the other day to a pick up another of the tablet computers that we have been using extensively in our research at work. I've always had mixed feelings about this particular store, not least because I have issues with customer support people who refer to themselves as geniuses. I used to have a job like that, and believe me, nobody there was a genius.

Anyway, I do admire the way that this particular company can make geek toys chic, and I'm consistently amazed at the things that become cool simply by bearing the logo. So I was only a little surprised when they delivered my new purchase in a bag that doubles as a backpack.

The best way to carry all your camping electronics

Don't be surprised if you see these things all over the place pretty soon. But of course the new ones will be half the size and have a camera.


  1. Haha, I love that this post fell under both "awesomeness" and "things that are stupid". :)

  2. OMG. That will never become chic...looks like a discarded shoe bag...back to the drawing board, geniuses...

  3. tell me you didn't wear the backpack when you left the store, but rather, carried it more like a shopping bag.

    otherwise, i'm going to have to perform some 'revisionist history' on some of those fantasies i've had about you...