Kara Swisher

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Andy Jordan and Musical Slime

Oh, the places Andy Jordan of WSJ Online’s Tech Diary gets to visit!

This time, it’s a collective of technologists and artists who are creating robotic musical instruments out of slime and other odd materials.

Ew! (Except for Slinky music, which is brilliant, as are all experiences one might have with what is arguably the greatest toy ever invented.)


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus