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on Oct 24, 2007
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on October 23rd, 2007:
Dark Roasted Blend has posted a collection of the World’s Smallest Cars.
Smallest ever car to go into mass production was the fascinating “Peel” P50 car (you could almost carry it as a suitcase) – Image by Chris Littler.
From the post:
A product of traffic & parking problems in high-density urban areas, small cars have a lot of redeeming qualities. They are endlessly practical, often cute and mostly easy on your wallet. While you’d need to sacrifice much of your space and comforts, you’ll have a reward of being considered ecologically & street “smart”. Some of the models can go 40 km per liter (100 miles per gallon), which is advertised as “almost cheaper than walking”.
Check the Dark Roasted Blend article for more images of (mostly vintage) small cars. (Make sure to click on the images for larger versions and links to websites with more models).
Link via Make:Blog
Eric Schneider from Germany collects miniorgans. In April 2005, his collection included about 180 toys.
2 items in Eric’s library: Silver Star ORP-1803 and Panasonic R-1088
Hello to all friends and lovers of rare and vintage musical electronic toys. This is the first museum of lost organs, damned keyboards, childish synthesizers, dusty voice transformers and singing calculators. Most of them are from the 70ies and 80ies.
The library currently has 112 of his organs and you can listen to a few on the audio page.
Link via Pixelsumo
Mashable published another list, this time it’s all about the iPhone.
Jordan Chark writes:
Well, I’m sure you’ve all heard of all the iPhone by now, undoubtedly one of the most hyped tech products of the last year. Never have we seen so many applications, resources, hacks, and so much news coverage for one little device. This list is a valiant attempt at bringing together the best of the “iPhone web.”
The list categorizes the resources in iPhone Apps, Resources Collections, Blogs, Podcasts and Hacks.
Check Mashble for the complete list of 75+ iPhone resources.
Arturia has announced the V Collection, the “V” line of software synths in a single and luxury pack.
This bundle offers all the emulations of the most legendary and sought after synthesizers: Moog Modular, Minimoog, CS-80, Prophet 5, Prophet VS, ARP2600 and the Jupiter-8.
Seven legendary machines that complement each other to provide the highest quality synthesizer sounds to the most discerning musicians.
The V Collection is available as Stand-alone (ASIO™, Direct Sound™, Core Audio™) VST, AU and RTAS (ProTools) and will have a MSRP of $699 / 549 EUR. It will be shipping July 4th, 2007.
A special upgrade path for Arturia customers owning one, two or more of the synths is available.
Visit Arturia for more information about all the “V” line synths.