Just What We Needed Dept.: The Laptop Compubody Sock

Becky Stern/CC BY 2.0

Becky Stern has a great title: She is Director of Wearable Electronics at Adafruit Industries. Back in 2008, when computers were not so wearable, she knitted up the Compubody that connects your computer to you with a sort of giant sock. She called it "an eye-catching hoodie for your laptop to use in public spaces for warmth and privacy."

Becky Stern/CC BY 2.0

In recent coverage on Ecoterre, Stern elaborates, calling it " a “fun commentary on how attached and concentrated on technology we are, and to highlight the lack of movement that happens when we’re engrossed in our laptops, keyboards, PDAs, etc." You can make your own with directions on Instructables.

I wonder, in the era of smartphones, if we are so immobile anymore.

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