All posts by Brian Wanamaker

Aidoru, I Adore You

Geek wageslave-turned-geek minstrel, Jonathan Coulton created a song for game developer Valve (recently covered at BoingBoing), which is used in The Best Game Ending Ever for their highly original game, Portal. If an internet-based, Creative Commons-friendly singer songwriter just isn’t futurismic enough for you, how about hearing said song as covered by a Japanese virtual idol in nearly unintelligible, katakana-accented English?

“At the tone,” AT&T Calls Time Out

The L.A. Times is reporting that AT&T will retire the “Time of Day” phone service which has provided accurate time information, read aloud to the caller in ten second intervals. The reason? There are now ubiquitous, alternate ways to get the same data:

“Times change,” said John Britton, an AT&T spokesman. “In today’s world, there are just too many other ways to get this information. You can look at your cellphone or your computer. You no longer have to pick up the telephone.”