Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Advances in Low Technology

I'm always amazed when I see things like this new technique for folding clothes (links to 6MB WMV video), or this refrigeration device that operates without electricity or moving parts. These are things which are so simple, yet we (humanity) didn't figure them out until recently. What other kinds of insanely simple ideas are just waiting to be discovered?


I've seen two more variants of the shirt-folding video now. There's a Japanese version (3.3MB MPEG), and there's also a pretty silly parody (1.7MB WMV).

posted Wednesday, May 12, 2004