I can now safely ditch both Engadget and Gizmodo from my feeds. BoingBoing has added a tech blog written by Joel Johnson who, helpfully, can actually write:
In the strange fairy land of high-end retail, products like the Beo 5 remote control are allowed to flourish, despite glaring deformities like an awkward screen perched on a spindly neck, like a lolling Hapsburg prince too rich to be quietly sequestered but too ugly to be seen.
Meanwhile, I am successfully weaning myself off my own gadget desires until the prevailing personal economic situation improves but I will dream of one of these for a while:
Freakishly, without even remembering this post up until now, I actually bought one of these last week. Heavily discounted at Harvey Norman. It is an object of considerable majesty.