and Memories from Mom
About a month ago I saw that casio had released this little label printer which you can see here. It’s very cute and it seems like since it was released there is now one next to every computer in nearly every store in Japan. They are only about $50 and plug in via USB and have a very simple interface. In your tool tray you click the icon, type the text, press print.
But, even crazier than that today I saw they have a new mouse out that has basically the same printer built in. It’s about $60. The mouse is a little larger than a normal mouse but still, who’d have thought of this one?
The first time I came to live in Japan I was setup by my company, Sega, in the company dorms. That wasn’t the best place but it was all taken care off. Some small fee like $150 was deducted from my paycheck and the personal department took care of getting my name registered with the electric company.
I got a couple of responses to my Hawaiian Food page, one of them pointing out that they think Laulaus did not exist until after the Portuguese came to Hawaii. I don’t know if his point was that makes Laulaus not really Hawaiian or if that’s just to point out some history but it got me thinking. What is the origin of certain foods?
In Japan they have cell phones with digital cameras built in. They promote them either for sending a photo to your friends cell phone, like instead of a true blind date you can send your pictures first. Or, you can catch a politician in the latest scandal and instantly send it to the news.
You’ve probably heard that Japan is famous for it’s gadgets from a zillion models of cell phones to LCD computers outselling computers with monitors to everybody carrying a Japanese dictionary.
So I was checking out the Super Bowl Commercials at Adcritic and I saw that they have a plea for funds up. It appears that they can’t afford to stream all that video on banner ads alone. For now they are saying that if you are a business (I guess like an ad agency) you have to pay. If you are not a business then they are asking for donations.