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…Amazon can be funny?


What did Amazon do when they received a highly creative complaint about the un-availability of their discounted notebook during their “Customers Vote” promotion?

Thankfully, and surprisingly, they replied in kind, giving their customer service representative the freedom to unleash a bit of her own creativity in a reply filled with witty banter.

It’s good to see some companies still have a sense of humor.

Click the link for the both emails.

[Consumerist – Amazon Customer Service Email]

…It’s Things Thursday: Vibram Five Fingers?

Vibram Five Fingers

Give your feet some freedom with the Vibram Five Fingers, an outdoor sandal for those that like their toes to spread a little bit. They’re designed to mimic the feeling of going barefoot, but without the blisters and cuts that come along with that freedom. Plus, now all you need is a shirt to get service.

[Vibram Five Fingers]

…You should read 1000 Journals?

1000 Journals Cover

I was going to make this my Things Thursday post, but I think it’s so cool, I don’t want to wait. The 1000 Journals Project now includes an amazing book that documents many of the best contributions. The project, put on by Someguy (that’s his artist name), involved the release of 1000 blank journals into the wild, covered with just an artistic drawing and instructions to add anything that the current owner felt was addable. The journals were then passed on and around, gifted or left, and continued on to new places and new people.

1000 Journals Inside

In the spirit of artistic freedom, anything can be added, which means that the content is as varied as the people who have contributed, though this is what adds to the project’s charm. Just as an example of what you can expect, the journals have “been the subject of treasure hunts (#354), brought to remote mountaintops (#323), abandoned at airports (#001), left in the lost-and-found (#300), and stolen at gunpoint (#949)”. It’s an ongoing affair, so many of the journals continue to float around even today, but if the artist can get enough of them together, he plans on putting together a traveling exhibit to show off the work.

Also be sure to check out the movie, 1000 Journals, that is documenting the journals’ travels and the effect they have had on peoples’ lives (and the effect people have had on the journals’ lives).

[1000 Journals]

[1000 Journals Movie]

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Office chairs aren’t comfortable?

Freedom Chair

The Aeron chair is synonymous with the rise and fall of the dot com bomb, but a new breed of chairs is taking aim at the unpoped Web2.0 bubble. Examples include Humanscale’s Freedom chair, with “a counterbalance system that adjusts itself like scales to the sitter’s weight as he or she reclines, eliminating the need for recline controls”. Lower back pain, your days are numbered.


[Via: Popular Science]

[Via: Gizmodo]