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Dendrotech and hand made computers

by John

The Miniot iWood in Mahogany

The first television set I remember was a black and white affair that came encased in a large wooden box. Looking back on it a lot of early consumer electronics came in those wooden boxes; some beautiful, some not so, but after years of plastic domination, wood is making a comeback. Tree-V from Sweden offer a range of wooden framed televisions and Miniot from Holland manufacture some beautiful wooden cases for your iPod.

I’m a great admirer of case-mods like the Steampunk laptop and large scale hand made computers like the The Clock of the Long Now and Babbage ‘s Difference Engine. The Computus Engine is not a physical object but it is hand made, and I’d very much like the interface to exhibit some of the charm of traditional hand-crafted materials.

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Fire Safety Education September 10, 02009 - 6:19 am

Hey this is cool! I love the new look to it. Classy wooden look. I will digg. But I am sure trees will be back in demand for it. And it will not be that cheap.

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