Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Scrabble Rabble

Photo by Datamancer.

It's a wooden keyboard made of Scrabble! Now my favorite childhood word game has taken on a recycled function.

Photo by amsyweb.

Wooden computers aren't new to the market. According to Mac-a-doodle, the Apple I was created in 1976 by Steve Wozniak of Palo Alto, Calif. The limited edition computer only released 200 copies but wasn't the most streamlined design. The clunky contraption required a display, power supply, keyboard and case. It is estimated that only 30 to 50 editions still exist, cashing up to $50,000 at auctions. Ka-CHING! has a slideshow of 15 awesome wooden computers, ranging from the aesthetically pleasing (Suissa arthouse wood-and-glass models) to the architecturally sound (Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO NX95y/D notebook -- uhhh, whoever named this should be fired). One from the Ukraine is even encrusted with jewels! Museum-worthy.

Wooden computers come in both Mac and PC versions and are made using a range of materials, including cedar, redwood and even bamboo.

I highly advise against eating the computer, but in case you're hungry for Scrabble morsels, cut yourself a slice of Pink Cake Box Scrabble cake. Is there any better way to spell L-O-V-E?

Speaking of Scrabble, the San Francisco-based band Scrabbel sings some whimsical indie-pop tunes. "Save the Green Planet" has become my anthem song.

Pink Cake Box
18 E Main St Suite 101
Denville, NJ 07834

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