Peer deeply into the future, to the year 2507 AD. If man is still alive, if woman can survive, you can be sure Woot will be there to take advantage of their poor sales resistance. The scam remains the same, only the gadgets change - and that's where you come in. Your challenge:
Show us something that we'll sell in a Woot-Off five hundred years from now.
You can futurize a beloved Woot favorite, or conjure your own artifact of 26th Century consumer culture. To accurately allow for the typical life journey of the stuff we sell here, these should be gizmos that were actually manufactured in, like, 2505. Do not overlook this highly significant detail.
Post your entry here by 11:59 PM CDT on Sunday, April 29, 2007.
Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for
winning: our panel of geniuses can and will make stuff up as it goes
along. Use Photoshop, pen and ink, collage, MSPaint, scrimshaw carving,
tattoos, ice sculpture, 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.
Past money winners:
If you'd like to nominate any entries from this week's contest, email
your selections (with links to each individual post) to Jason Toon at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon CDT on Monday, April 30.