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Archival Correspondence

July 13th, 2010

QSL cards are used as hard-copy evidence of receiving a fellow wireless radio enthusiast’s signal. Get it? Me neither. There’s a great Wikipedia article on the subject, but I’m just fascinated by the QSL cards. Here are a few from my collection:

Some wireless inspiration:

Here’s a great French site with a few thousand QSLs. My favorites are those from French-occupied North Africa.

Archivally Analog

December 1st, 2009

As you’d probably guess, we’re devotees of everything analog . Clocks and watches are the most obvious examples, but I’ll confess to a serious obsession with analog stove and oven controls (I see no reason why home ovens can’t have the same interface as a commercial Blodgett). The latest and most impressive analog inspiration comes from flickr user hawkexpress. His PoIC project is an excellent exercise in self-documentation and brand loyalty, two characteristics that we endorse highly. We’re not sure precisely what goes on the cards – it’s apparently a “system to organize [hawkexpress’] life,” but we heartily complement the methods.

(part of my analog desk system)