Wednesday, December 28, 2005

My oddzballs

I vaguely read somewhere this week that women are the emerging market for cool gadgets. Duh...!! Most of us have known that for YEARS, particularly as mobile technology has actually become mobile and useful.

Because i love, love, love gadgets and have decided that 2006 is a year to enjoy, I have just bought these little handmade oddzballs guys.

I loathe my current clamshell mobile phone (another gadget story entirely) however, i have decided to cute it up for the new year and have some fun.

Monday, December 26, 2005

This is what i didn't get for Xmas (but wanted very badly). Sigh...maybe next year? I thought i had left enough not-very-subtle hints around, but clearly not!

iDog -- just what i needed to cheer me up and keep me company during those looooong, lonely hours in front of the computer.

woof woof ..

When i was a kid in the 1970s, my white-booted and mini-skirt wearing mother wouldn't buy me a barbie doll. While at the time i felt unloved, i now thank her. However, for all those like me (with uber-feminist mothers and a hidden lust for consumer toys), you might be interested to know that contemporary girls have a different fascination with barbie, but one that still recognizes her iconic position. They play with her, but not in the ways in which i thought i wanted to as a kid.

One of my favourite blogs, Techie Diva Girl's Guide to Gadgets has a story (and the great 'dead barbie' pix) on the ways in which little girls ceremonially and methodically destroy their barbie dolls. Research undertaken at the University of Bath (and reported by SkyNews) showed the strength of animosity towards poor old, middle aged barbie and the myriad (and gleeful) ways in which charming little girls (and boys) torture, dismember and destroy her. Fascinating stuff!