MapMemo (http://www.mapmemo.com/) is a kick ass new program for Mac OS X that breaks new ground (as far as I can tell, anyway.) It is free (as in beer) and it allows you to drag and drop items from the Finder (basically any file) onto a picture (he has maps in mind, to start with.) The idea is that MapMemo builds a relationship between the file and the location you dropped it on. These can then have notes attached, be colour coded and sorted into layers and such. It is difficult to describe because no-one has done anything quite like it before. Worth a look, and a think about new uses.
IEEE Spectrum is talking about Nuclear batteries[Update: Since that article seems to be hidden, I've updated the link to the Archive version] … although perhaps we should call them Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators instead? See Wikipedia for background info …
This product reminds me strongly on the movie Crazy People – where ads were written in an asylum (it is a comedy) – like “Metamucil: It helps you go to the toilet. If you don’t use it, you’ll get cancer and die.”
So on that note, let me introduce your new toilet paper (well, if you happen to live in New York that is…)
You know, they’ll sell anything on the internet these days :-)
P.S. It is a real product, not a novelty item
P.P.S. Maybe I can get back to sleep now – it is 1:25am …