Junk Mail

The geniuses at EMSL have managed to invent a really good kind of junk mail: The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronic Junk.  I received one (codename: Atlanta) early this week (my week starts on Monday, so there :-P) and I honestly haven’t been this excited about electronic junk in a very long time — and believe me, that’s saying something!  Briefly: one gets an email explaining the project and asking if you want to participate, if you do you receive a box of junk; you take whatever you want out, add whatever you want in, publish something about what you took out, and pass it along to someone else who will do something cool and keep the box moving.  After talking myself down from replacing the contents wholesale, I picked out:

some displays

some headers

a few protoboards

and a pile of other great stuff

I’m not telling what I added, I’m not even going to give hints (and only partly ‘cos I haven’t picked out what I’m adding yet) but I will say the next person is probably going to have to either take out more than they add or split the box into two; I have quite a lot of great junk!

3 Responses to “Junk Mail”

  1. Evan says:

    I’d like to contribute to the Atlanta box. I recently moved, and I fully appreciate now some of the miscellany that I have acquired. Plus, if we can meet up, it’d save on one round of shipping.

  2. brain says:

    I’ve already sent it on, but I’ll try to drop you a line if / when I get another box…

  3. Adonis says:

    That’s the best junk mail I’ve heard of! Reminds me a bit of the old days of disk swapping! :-)

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