Sunday, October 28, 2012

Steve Jobs' Yacht

It's been a little over a year since my hero passed on, but the work on the yacht he started designing in 2009 just wrapped up. The yacht was christened "Venus" after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. The yacht made it's first public appearance just a few days ago in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer.

The look of the super ship is all Steve Jobs....sleek, elegant and simple. The yacht is made of lightweight aluminum and measures 80 meters long. The Jobs family was there for the unveiling and took it out for it's maiden voyage. A trip to the bridge reveals that the ship is operated by six, 27" iMacs. Steve is smiling up in heaven right now.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Quadski

This is one of those products that I label as "an answer in search of a question". A company by the name of Gibbs has combined an ATV with a jet ski. Powered by a BMW engine, this Frankenvehicle goes on sale in December for a mind-boggling $40,000.

Now keep in mind that for less $20,000 you could buy a dedicated ATV AND a jet ski.  So why would one possibly drop 40-large on this monstrosity? Go figure.