I’m not much of a photographer, but that doesn’t stop me from always taking my camera with me. Here are some recent gadget shots:
The music branding and advertising at Starbucks has gone completely over the top. Above is a pic of the digital release displayed in front of the cashier. I also picked up a business-card-size promotional sheet offering a free “song of the day” by entering the download code online. Makes me wonder where Starbucks will go next. (Co-op work spaces? Theme parks?) They’re clearly more than a coffee shop these days. And what about the music distribution business? Do music studios have to sell an experience rather than just a song?
Next check out what I found at Costco and a yard sale…
Costco is offering a 1-terabyte drive on sale for a low $299. Not TiVo-certified, but it probably won’t be long before TiVo customers are banging down Western Digital’s doors for an upgrade beyond the 500GB version.
Finally, at a yard sale recently I saw a way old Cisco router. And by old I mean late 1990s, early 2000s. I can’t imagine anyone actually buying this, but a quick check online shows this model on eBay for $55. Sheesh! You can get a brand spanking new 802.11g router for less at Circuit City. Unless you’re in the market for a museum piece.