Half of our creative department moved house last week: me, from one south St. Louis neighborhood to another, and podcaster/writer Matthew from New York City to the wilds of New Hampshire. And we'd both forgotten how much it sucks. Pretty much the worst part of owning stuff is having to lug said stuff around. But what if they stuff could move itself? When Matthew and I played in the a band together, we would daydream about robotic amplifiers and drum kits that could just walk, roll, or fly from our practice space to the gig and then back home again. Or inflatable equipment that we could just deflate to load in and out. Or disposable equipment we could just throw away after the show. Why not apply those elegant principles to all human possessions - even the crap we sell at Woot? Your challenge this week:
Show us a past or current Woot product modified to make it easier to deal with on moving day.
Post your entry here by 11:59 AM CST on Monday, August 11, 2008.
Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for
winning: our panel of volunteer judges can and will make stuff up as it
goes along. Use Photoshop, linoleum blocks, pastels, MSPaint, cave
painting, tattoos, tribal scarification, whatever, but it’ll only be
judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. As we are
fond of saying, try to keep your maximum width to 450px. If you need a
place to host your pictures, try www.imageshack.ws or www.photobucket.com.
We have no connection to either, but they seem free and easy to use.
And if you want us to be sure your entry was indeed your work, post
links to your source images. The more sure we are that you did your own
work, the more likely we are to consider it for a prize.