21st Century Schizoid Pocketknife

Better than a tricorder

This is how I know it’s the future. We’re sliding backward far and fast if you want to talk culture, progress, empathy, equality, understanding, illumination, justice, prosperity, or benevolence — but man, we sure have some cool toys. This Swiss Army knife has a stainless steel blade, scissors, a nail file with screwdriver, a ballpoint pen, a red LED light – and a 64 meg USB memory card (or upgrade to 128 megs).

But where’s the fish-scaler?

In the can’t-please-’em-all department, I was kvelling about this to a friend last night. He nodded, unimpressed. “Yeah,” he said, “but there’s no camera.” Sheesh.

About Linus

The man behind the curtain. But couldn't we get a nicer curtain?
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