Category archive: photos 209 posts

I found this at LaRonde – or – The Simulation Collapses in Upon Itself

Posted by jeremyclarke on September 5, 2006 · photos

I found this at LaRonde - or - The Simulation Collapses in Upon Itself - photo by jeremy clarke

Death Trap

Posted by jeremyclarke on September 4, 2006 · photos

death trap - photo by Jeremy clarke

No Disco-Dancing

Posted by jeremyclarke on August 23, 2006 · photos

no disco dancing - photo by jeremy clarke
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We Still Play With Toys

Posted by jeremyclarke on August 22, 2006 · photos

we still play with toys - photo by jeremy clarke

God to humans: I choose the chickendome

Posted by jeremyclarke on August 20, 2006 · photos

God to humans: I choose the chickendome - photo by jeremy clarke

worth coming out for

Posted by jeremyclarke on August 18, 2006 · photos

worth coming out for - photo by jeremy clarke

and when they looked down there was nothing to see but screens

Posted by jeremyclarke on August 15, 2006 · photos

and when they looked down there was nothing to see but screens - photo by jeremy clarke

the apes have taught themselves to fly

Posted by jeremyclarke on August 12, 2006 · photos

the apes have taught themselves to fly - photo by jeremy clarke

because

Posted by jeremyclarke on August 8, 2006 · photos

Because - photo by jeremy clarke

Defective by Design

Posted by jeremyclarke on August 7, 2006 · General · photos

Defective by design - photo by jeremy clarke

Apple products will always be second-best, not because anyone else is more creative or stylish, but because the best product is the one Apple developed before it was broken on purpose to stop you from doing things with it that Apple or its friends (i.e. RIAA, MPAA, BSA etc.) don’t want you to do. Whether it’s stopping you from using your iPod Shuffle with more than one computer ever (something I deal with constantly) or giving you “updates” to iTunes whose only purpose is to block useful plugins deemed innapropriate, Apple consistently chooses the imaginary needs of content producers over those of their own customers. They put blocks in your path on purpose, effectively rendering their products “defective by design” (the expression comes from an activist group fighting this and similar Digital Rights Management (DRM) mostrosities).

When it came time to choose a free engraving for the free Nano that came with my new laptop (I would never pay dollars for something so obviously broken on purpose) nothing else seemed appropriate. My favorite part is how natural the slogan looks printed on the back and how, if you stretch your imagination a bit, “Defective by Design” almost sounds like a legit Apple slogan (I mean, it’s at least as good as “Life is Random” right?)