the smell of my desperation has become a stench

LaCie USB and FireWire Hub

This is a bit, okay, no, a lot of an indulgence, but this morning we were shopping at a local camera shop for some photo paper when I saw this thing sitting on a display shelf. It’s a USB hub for your computer, except look at it. This is no ordinary USB hub. This is a USB hub that is apologizing for the fact that there is a need in your life for a USB hub, and here, it wants to make that reality a little less harsh. Right now I have five USB devices sitting on my desk that I use all the time, and yes, absolutely, this is going to make me feel better about the mess of cables.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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