Episode 13: James Larsson

IMG_7387We love a bit of tech abuse on this podcast, so it's a real pleasure to bring you James Larsson, mad scientist extraordinaire. James hit the headlines on the BBC news site with his most recent project, Boot Fetish Pong, but old-skool listeners might remember seeing his prawn sandwich BBC micro clock back when Dave and Danny were still a couple, at Notcon 04.

We also read out some of your letters, greet our new listeners, road test Britain's spiciest crisps, and come up with an infallible new business model for the podcast. Roo has a go on a vintage adding machine and, to celebrate the week in which the podcast went nuclear, Leila visits the steamy reactor towers of scenic Dungeness. Just look at the links below. Phew! What a line-up.

IMG_7398More links: James Larsson's website | The Facit C1-13 Pinwheel Calculator | Dorkbot (London) | Leila in the new issue of Wired | Dungeness Nuclear Power Station | Leila's video from just outside Dungeness A [plus James Bridle, matchbox-loving friend of the SRS, has a lovely writeup and photo set of Dungeness too] | Snackspot | Travel Without The Tardis [buy].

Oh, and we were serious about putting limited edition hand made Shift Run Stop episodes on cassette tapes. Buy one now, quick, before you change your mind.

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Posted: February 11th, 2010 | 5 Comments »


5 Comments on “Episode 13: James Larsson”

  1. 1 Article Dan said at 1:37 pm on February 12th, 2010:

    So these cassette versions of the podcast – do you supply them with the little tabs punched out? ‘Cos that’s, like, DRM if you do! ;)

  2. 2 roo said at 11:21 pm on February 12th, 2010:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t removing the tab on a cassette tape enable write-protection, rather than to preventing you making copies? :-)

  3. 3 nick s said at 7:18 am on February 14th, 2010:

    Yay. I remember James completely winning over the ETech ‘05 crowd with a reprise of his NotCon talk; so much more fun than venture capitalists.

    (It’s apparently Dungeness month: made it onto Speechification earlier, and Will Self mentioned it, too.)

  4. 4 Sean said at 5:29 pm on February 23rd, 2010:

    I would love the tapes, I listen at the moment through one of those tape adaptors in my car, if you could only put some of the other podcasts on that I listen to then it would be a definitive sell.

    Great podcast by the way, thanks to itunes for the heads up

  5. 5 roo said at 9:52 pm on February 23rd, 2010:

    I’m confused Sean. You want us to sell you tapes of other people’s podcasts? I don’t think they’d like that. :-)


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