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Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: Stratford 2031
"A 1.5km circle; over 10km of shops. 1500 in fact – including 4 “compass” Starbucks (not including roaming franchised coffeebots). Infinite mall." Chris channels his inner bizarro-world JG Ballard to predict the Mall Event Horizon.
malls  shopping  retail  consumer  malleventhorizon 
november 2011 by infovore » xkcd #576
Bot that buys dirt-cheap goods on TradeMe and tells Twitter what it's buying/bidding on. Seems we need a Rule 38: if software is described in an XKCD comic, the chance of it being brought into reality approaches 1 as t approahces infinity.
xkcd  shopping  dumbai  bot  programming  twitter 
november 2010 by infovore
Ghosts of Shopping Past - The Morning News
"Landscaping overgrows, walls develop mildew, ceilings cave in—a building can be shut down, but that doesn’t make it go away. Brian Ulrich’s photographs of closed-down malls and big-box retail stores reveal the potential ghost towns lying inside successful shopping complexes all across America." Wonderful pictures; striking, strange, and sad all at once. And: all a little bit "Dead Center".
photography  malls  america  us  architecture  abandoned  shopping 
december 2009 by infovore
BookRabbit - BookRabbit social platform and online bookstore - be surprised by books, with free UK delivery
Interesting looking socially-oriented, UK-based, second-hand book sales. Probably need to poke this a bit more.
books  secondhand  social  software  sharing  bookshop  retail  shopping 
may 2008 by infovore
Last Exit to Nowhere
Awesome, awesome T-shirts. Want a Weyland-Yutani one. And a Tyrrell Corp one.
tshirts  clothing  shopping  movies  style 
august 2007 by infovore
mactactic - buying guide & replacement estimates - current mac release summary
Highly useful: analyses when an Apple model was last replaced, and tells you if it's a good time to buy one. Fortunately for what I'm looking for, it's "still good value"...
mac  apple  hardware  computer  shopping  reference 
february 2007 by infovore

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