Low Tech

  • Add ‘Pod’ and ‘Pillow’ for some true beach nerdery

    Hey there, good lookin’. I see you’ve got your face pressed against some sort of florally-decorated cushion that also covers up your gadgets. It’s called a PODillow? Anything with POD in the name is cool, am I right? Sweet beach day, huh? I just ate two hours ago and I still have to let my double-coating of SPF 120 sunscreen soak in or I’d take off my OS/2 Warp T-shirt… Read More

  • Productivity Tips: Take a Tech break and use paper

    Since this is Productivity Week, I was told to come up with some short and sweet tips for you to enjoy. So I quickly started to brainstorm. At first I was using my computer to try and find tips, but I found myself getting distracted. So I moved to a piece of paper I had lying around. As soon as I put my pen to the paper I thought, “Wow this could be my first productivity tip.” If… Read More

  • Delete Erase, Low Tech—Way Cool

    For as much as I use computers, I still vastly prefer writing in print. Sure my handwriting barely rivals that of a third grader, but there is something immensely satisfying about saying my words splayed out on a page. Given my sloppy writing, it should be no surprise that I’m a pencil guy, because in addition to poor writing, I also tend to drag my hand when I write, which smears… Read More

  • Johns Hopkins Brings Braille Simplicity

    A group of undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University have created a device that promises to be the biggest thing to happen to Braille since Hellen Keller.Their pen-like system utilizes a system of buttons that, when pressed in the proper combinations, punch Braille letters into a slotted plastic sheet. Because it is made of low-cost plastics, it is expected that a mass production model could… Read More

  • Penagain?

    Pacific Writing Instruments has tackled a subject that could affect students everywhere. The Escondido based company sat down and reevaluated the design of traditional writing utensils and developed a new model that they call the Penagain. The Penagain is designed to eliminate the hand tension associated with penmanship. If the resulting product actually works, the design could save millions… Read More