This is pretty amazing and almost unbelieveable! Stoopid Brain, tricking me like that!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Finally! New App Will Turn Your iPad or iPhone Into a Real-Life, Interactive Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams Fan?
Got your towel?
Always been intrigued by the SEP Field? (Somebody Else's Problem)
Now coming to iPhones, iPods, & iPads near you...the latest edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
Hothead Games has released a Real-Life, Interactive Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Apparently it's not going to be available until the fall. They link to http://www.thenewhitchhikersguide.com/, but there is not much to do there other than sign up to be notified or Like, Tweet, or Facebook it.
Hothead Games press release:
Looking forward to this, since they plan on updating it as things progress. Imagine adding real-world stuff to it, sort of like a travel wikipedia...I'm sure someone has thought of this already, but I haven't run across it yet.
This is an interesting concept...Make your Starbucks card available to everyone for a free cup of coffee and only ask that people add cash to the card if they are feeling generous.
Want free coffee and got an iPhone? Use Jonathan's Card (Updated) | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
But nothing is ever simple. There have been allegations of viral marketing campaigns and dishonesty. While the experiment has garnered lots of people a free cup, it created controversy because some people can't believe that others are willing to do something nice.
I believe that this experiment was genuine and a good example that not everyone is a cynic.
Starbucks shut down the account on August 12, 2011, but Stark intends to continue the good will by continuing to promote a "Pay It Forward" coffee strategy with a slightly different strategy: Buy the next person in line's coffee - No Starbucks Needed. See the latest update - http://jonathanstark.com/card/.
Follow @jonathanscard on Twitter to see updates on this evolution of the experiment.
Friday, August 12, 2011
I am glad to see this. I like the approach that they have taken by isolating the games on a separate page and not allowing it to clutter your stream. Now I only wish it that it would show up for my account!
See Vic Gundotra's blog post about it here:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Very interesting concept...I wonder what else could be "grownufactured" like this?
A Pre-Fab Bamboo Bicycle, Grown From The Ground In Bike Shape | Fast Company: "A Pre-Fab Bamboo Bicycle, Grown From The Ground In Bike Shape"