Suppose there were no Woot? In an interview once, Groucho Marx described the difference in responses he got when traveling around Hollywood "sans moustache." In an aside to the interviewer, who apparently was of my ilk, he explained "'sans' means 'without'". What if there were no Woot? No way to get all of the random crap to the crowds of tech-starved zombies? What would happen to all of that not-quite-the-huge-success tech junk the developers hoped for? What would happen to all of those iPods with no gizmos and gadgets to attach to them? Would a huge black hole appear around iRobot's factory because of the gravitational pull of all those unsold Roombas? More importantly, what would happen to the tech zombies if they didn't have to wait up until midnight (10:00 on the west coast, 1:00 on the Eastern Seaboard) every night? Your challenge:
Show us a world without Woot!Yep, it is going to be a long year, full of horror and surprises, like every year. Post your entry here by 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, January 13, 2007. 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.