Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.
Where can I get one of these desktop cube sets? They look like they could be hours of amusement. Kinda reminds me of my childhood days when I used to play with my Barbie dolls and my brothers pocket erector set toy. Maybe someone else out there remembers the pocket erector sets they used to have, I haven't seen those things since I was a kid. That and Lincoln logs. (Yup even as a kid I liked building things)LoL
I followed the link (Great toy!) but Tim isn't there... another IT guy swallowed up by the corporate machine - probably his job was outsourced...
http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=194 I'm impressed that Lincoln Logs that are actually made of wood are coming back. My biggest complaint with the new generation of construction bits is that they are all targetted to building a specific thing. Where are the Legos that is just a bunch of bits? Not just the pieces you need to build a pirate ship? I think it kills the creativity to be told 'Here, build a 4 wheeler", and not be encouraged to come up with something else, too.
Agreed! I was one of those really demented kids who never ever built what was displayed on the box or in the instructions. I always had my own ideas about what to build. I even went so far as to request the same building set over two or three consecutive Christmas's, just to have a larger inventory of components to work with.