Thursday, January 27, 2005

links clearout #1

Okay, I'm going to have another links clearout, as I've got loads of bookmarks and drafts I want to delete and lots of rubbish or semi-rubbish links to make: perhaps I ought to make my apologies now to all the people in my RSS feeder, most of whom provided the links in some way or other via their own, original, posts, only for me to steal them and not keep track of where I was getting them. Most of them turn up in my blogroll to the right which hopefully you flick through every now and again.

So, first one: I haven't opened up the movie yet, and this link has been sitting in my draft folder for a couple of weeks, which makes it possible that I just won't every get round to it, but perhaps someone here can and let me know if it's something I ought to prioritise. What it is, is... well, this might sound kind of frivolous, I dunno, but this company, Spit Your Face, have made an alternative animated version of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' using only lego. Heaven knows what it's like, but the screenshots are marvellous.

Example

Elsewhere, interesting examples of early Apple marketing seem to turn up with surprising frequency; this one is of more interest than most, retaining the now familiar kitsch factor we're used to reading into the distant past of computing, but combining it with the artistic skills of a young Matt Groening, who did the illustrations - click here to see his 'student guide' Apple advert from 1989.

Example

Sticking with Apple, there have probably been millions of great posts and articles about the direction the company are taking in these post iPod days, but I've pretty much reached saturation point with them and have been steering clear (this post notwithstanding) - however, this brief article from Complete Tosh I did see.

"The arguments supporting the company's long-term survival now go beyond the fantastic loyalty of a core group of fans. Indeed, the argument has moved beyond the decades-old "can Apple survive" debate to "where will it go next"? Tom Yager's perceptive piece in Infoworld (thanks Lloyd!) goes as far as to suggest any company attempting to sell in a market that Apple has its eyes on should feel scared. That would have sparked some hilarity only two years ago, but today the piece makes a very strong case. "

Increasingly Apple doesn't seem to me to be a Computer company at all - it is a digital media company; as at home making music devices as hard drives. In many respects it as serious a threat to Sony as it is to Microsoft.

Elsewhere, more idle gossip. A couple of days after Pete Doherty announced that...

"I've really found love with Kate [Moss]. I think it will last. She's good for me because she's got a beautiful soul and I think I can trust her. I believe her when she says she love me and I know I mean it when I say I love her."

...it seems that she has dumped him. Ah well.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

that lego thing looks bloody brilliant. i'm going to have to download that. thanks. SW.

Anonymous said...

aaah, poor Pete :-(

jonathan said...

No, it's good news. One day Kate Moss will have been out with all the eligible bachelors in the country and be left with no option but to turn to me.

Powerful Pierre said...

I think you better look up bachelor in the dictionary!

jonathan said...

Just have, and it says:

ba'chelor n. unmarried man; (Hist.) young knight serving under another's banner (knight ~, knight not belonging to a special order); man or woman who has taken university etc. degree below that of Master (usu. the first degree in a faculty).

All of which applies to me! Except perhaps the bit about the knight.

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