Monday, May 9, 2011

The Nose Knows

Posted By on Mon, May 9, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Does a sane person do this?
  • Does a sane person do this?

I ran across this nose-stylus on Wired.

For some reason, this thing seems to be a perfectly absurd totem for the present moment. It's a mechanical solution to a digital problem. It's a device that's inherently connected to a certain kind of lifestyle. It's flippant and vaguely sexual. And deeply weird.

The idea of it is appealing on all levels, save one: only an insane person straps on a prosthetic nose in order to use their iPhone in the tub.

I'm not sure what it says about our society. I'm even less sure what my fascination says about me.

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