The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 03 March 2006]

UnLinksys my heart

Turns out that Linksys is also joining in Make Steve Richer Day.

The Linksys WRT-54G—a crown for the marketer who thought up that name, a crown, I say—has decided that this whole providing a wireless signal for other devices to connect to is a way too bourgeoisie endeavor for it, and it is now pursuing a career in performance art. Or something. It’s certainly not putting out a radio signal.

Cue Darth Vader voice: You have failed me for the last time, Linksys.

At this point the AirPort Express that has allowed effortless streaming of iTunes music to the stereo in the living room is standing in the for the Linksys unit that is off somewhere finding itself.

It is time to make Steve richer by buying a second AirPort Express.

How are you making Steve richer today?

Soundtrack: Stream from Groove Salad

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