Monday, January 15, 2007

Walnut and Tweed Computers

Hilary questions the æsthetics of modern technology.

Why can't technology be housed in fine walnut cabinets, with gold-inlay and detailed carving? Shouldn't these gadgets be quality products, something that you would want to pass down the generations? Certainly, it is fairly easy to replace the electronic insides of these products, if you are concerned with obsolescence.


  1. I don't quite think, techno-geeks who make the contraptions are wired that way. It would make a good niche-market for an enterprising sort, though. Maybe Best Buy would get the idea eventually. Maybe in about twenty years.

  2. They're out there. Check out my comment on Hilary's post.