Saturday, February 24, 2007

Douglas Coupland's "jPod"


The website for Coupland's newest book, jPod, is off the chart SOTA. The book is about a group of the type of people who design just this type of homepage. Play with the site (click the post title), buy the book: here's a couple of screenshots ahead of lecture Monday. (From the jPod site, click the body of the "C:/God is a Xkb state indicator" box for a hit of the sensation of reading the novel.)

4 comments:

Lucas said...

Hi Dr. Ogden,
In the spirit of our focus on blogging and your desktop wallpaper, I thought you might enjoy this.

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/02/23/should-
pontiacs-rwd-coupe-be-the-gto-or-trans-am/

(I had to cut the link into two lines because it wouldn't fit inside the text box)

Dr. Stephen Ogden said...

Sigh! If I were twenty or sixty years old, I'd be able to buy that car -- so now I'll just sigh ;--)

Isabelle Bertrand said...

I loved jPod and am happy to say it wasn't a waste of 30$ (although of course I'm biased because I'm a Coupland fan); it was interesting how he wrote himself in as a character in his own book, although I found that he kind of came off as an asshole. I hope he's not like that in real life...

Dr. Stephen Ogden said...

Dear Isabelle: I'm glad you like it! He's the "anti-Doug" in the novel ;--)