Monday, June 9, 2008

Playin' Straight For '58

The Atomium. Built in Brussels in 1958 it mimics the atomic structure of an iron crystal, magnified 165 billion times. It rules, and you can go inside it, with each sphere measuring 18m in diameter. Apparently they are installing a hotel within it for kids to stay over on school excursions. It tells of a time when science was still cool and atomic knowledge was rare, metal was architectures only future and nothing was quite as beautiful as the soundtrack to Fritz Lang's Metropolis echoing throughout cold steel. It's the kind of brash inter-disciplinary statement that should still be defining our literal and conceptual horizons, and it is also 100% L337. They should probably consider installing THIS inside it and then let Steven Jobs find a way to cut production costs whilst mass marketing it as the slickest new objet d'art for all the savvy multimillionaires.

P.s. On the Jobs front, a new iPhone was announced yesterday with a projected RRP of $199 for an 8GB model. Boasting such technology as an integrated eBay interface, a new Sega game and even a fully functional set of in-depth medical diagrams" it's set to blow Blackberry's right off the branch, so consider bobbing in the dark waters of your new phone phund and maybe you'll find yourself sinking your teeth into the juicy Apple Corp.

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