(published january 13th, 1999)

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In between bouts of Perl hacking, I found this cool story on excite.com.

Here’s a random thought: Phillips (I think) is marketing a flat-screen TV, that you hang on the wall like a photograph or a painting. (The commercial features 3 blandly Gen-X drones watching Flipper.) Imagine you purchase one of these expensive toys, take it home, and hang it on your wall. Where do you put your VCR or cable box? Having anything against the wall underneath the TV just ruins the whole aesethic, doesn’t it?

Robert Pollard’s solo CD Waved Out arrived in the mail today (He’s with Guided by Voices.) On first listen, it’s pretty good…