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Of all the things that could possibly be steampunkéd, an iPod (or iPhone, iPad, iWhatever) is either the least appropriate ever or the most appropriate ever.


Date: 2010-02-13 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com

I dislike "steampunking" when it is being used to mean "attaching useless fannydangle". I approve when it's clever re-workings or additions. iPods don't need reworking on the surface as the hardware works fine, and since my biggest complaint about them is an inability to display full track lists without clicking through, I don't see how that could be improved by being "steampunk'd".

I quite like living in the future, all things considered.

Date: 2010-02-13 07:12 pm (UTC)
ext_3375: Banded Tussock (Default)
From: [identity profile] hairyears.livejournal.com
Remind me to use the word 'Fannydangle' at least once every day for the next week.

Date: 2010-02-13 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
I am quite fond of it. Blame [livejournal.com profile] atomickbrane!

Date: 2010-02-13 07:18 pm (UTC)
ext_3375: Banded Tussock (Yellow Tussock)
From: [identity profile] hairyears.livejournal.com
The only meaningful steampunk iPhone would be an intricate pocket novelty of gears and mechanical kinotropy that played music and movies on demand - and it still wouldn't be an iPhone, just an iPod.

It would be amusing to devise a rendering mask or texture that played movies as if represented by a simplified repertoire of moving shapes that might be provided by an analogue system of steam-driven gears: that would be the converse of a 'steampunk' iPhone, and rather fun.
Edited Date: 2010-02-13 07:20 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-02-13 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
Least. Or rather, I suppose you could have one but it presumably would have to be HUGE in order to function. Which I think would defeat the whole ickle-gadget thing.

Nick and I were just watching Labyrinth. THERE IS A STEAM-POWERED GIANT ROBOT IN IT! I had forgotten that. *That's* good steampunk. :-)

Date: 2010-02-16 10:55 am (UTC)
owlfish: (Default)
From: [personal profile] owlfish
Related observations:

There was an Eye-pod in the Oxford Steampunk exhibit. Mostly, it was a normal ipod all dressed up with a giant eye and colors and things.


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