| 2:31 am on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Man, that's been a funny story, eh? They even had photos of a Brit agent kicking it, to try to correct a malfunction, apparently. Then the Russians claimed it must have cost 10 million pounds to make one of them - having seen the pics of it, I bet I could do it a lot cheaper than that :-)
I hope we haven't heard the end of it yet.
| 4:38 am on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Maybe that explains the goofy U.S. pet rock craze in the 70s. They came from England as I recall and bore the likeness of King George III which was odd for a rock. No one ever thought to cut one open.
| 8:59 pm on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
a Brit agent kicking it - Rofl!
When I read that in the paper I thought great, all that advanced equipment and you still kick it to get it working, an action that we must have done in teh stoneage.... Willllmmmmmmmmaaa
| 5:10 am on Jan 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I've seen that referenced as a 'geological fetish'. Is that common among you Brits? ;)
| 10:08 am on Jan 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Cant say Ive ever noticed that behaviour in my Fellow English man.
Anyway the papers today are saying its a set up and a hoax.
The plot thickens.
| 1:40 pm on Jan 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Radio 4's "Now Show" reported the rock was purchased from an innovation's catalogue... They were just kidding, but it shouldn't surprise me <g>.
| 3:21 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
If they can make wireless rocks, they have to be able to make laptop rocks. Imagine what a hit, instead of those boring notebooks you would walk around with a rock that folds up and become a laptop.
When someone tries to steal your precious rocklaptop (rocktop? :P) it's very easy to club the thief down thanks to its ergonomic grip. If you drop your rocktop it will just make a nice hole in the floor.
One could also sell the rocktops in different colors and shapes (for example flint, granite, marble and so on).
What a great idea I should just drop everything I'm doing and invest in this great and unique product :P
God I'm having the most unproductive day ever...
| 3:29 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Rock Laptop by the B-52's?
| 6:44 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
No, the stone roses.