France names the @ symbol

My friend Bret’s blog!

Sorry for the looooong delays between postings! I was writing a big essay on the politics of envy, which I will cram onto Collision Detection when it’s done.

But at the moment, I direct your attention to Hot Sandwich — the excellent blog of my friend Bret Dawson. The above graphic is taken from a posting of his about the really freaky aspects of anthropomorphic foodstuffs — food that begs you to eat it.

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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