What do you do when your iPhone is stolen? Cry? Get a new one? Scream at the sky? How about tracking down the thief by luring him to a sexy date over OkCupid and then threatening him with a hammer so he gives it back?
Technology is supposed to make our lives better: our meat easier to chew, our water easier to carry, our ox carts easier to move. But all too often we weak, squishy, meat sacks of the human variety find ourselves on the wrong side of innovation.
STANDING IN A CORNFIELD IN INDIANA, I once saw a fat roll cloud (like #4 below) float directly over my head. It's a 12-year-old memory that remains fresh. There was a moment mild panic just as the cloud reached me — I thought.
Typically surrounding the cube is an endless supply of skateboarders and Goth kids, as the cube has become a central hangout for many East Village kids and runoff from St. Marks Place. The cube sits directly in front of the most crowded Starbucks in...