Archive for the 'Bookbags' Category

A hunky rolling backpack for school

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? How about just world history? Plus maybe biology, English, and that humongous calculus textbook, too?
Ah, the pleasures of lugging big fat schoolbooks in an ever-expanding, droopy backpack. Someone please explain to us how it has come to this: In the age of digital documents, email, IM, [...]

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Backpacks for laptops: Going half-commando

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

We know what you’re thinking: The commando option is a bit rough, isn’t it? Who doesn’t have time to unplug a few cords from his laptop before shutting down?
The great divide, then, is this: How carefully do you wind your cords?
There are plenty of cord-management options for earbuds. You can find CAT5 or Ethernet cables [...]

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Backpacks for laptops: The commando option

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Here’s a quick quiz. When it’s time to pack up your laptop for a short trip — say, to go home from a cafe, or to take it to work, are you more likely to:
A. Shut down the machine, carefully unplug the power supply and any attached peripherals, then fold and tie all cords, inserting [...]

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Google’s guide to renaming your man purse

Monday, May 15th, 2006

A new tool from Google makes it easier than ever for nervous male carriers of handbags to decide what they can safely call their man purse. The tool is called Google Trends, and it allows you to compare the popularity of various search terms over the last few years.
How is this useful to the pursed [...]

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A backpack suitable for the working world

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

One of the most difficult parts of the transition from college to full-time work is ditching your favorite bookbag for something more . . . suitable for the office. Your Jansport backpack may have stuck by you through countless library treks and day hikes, but you’d might as well be carrying a Hefty trash bag [...]

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How a man purse can free the artist within

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Reason Number 23 To Carry a Man Purse: to unleash the bounds of your creativity. Longtime advertising director and habitual sketch artist Tommy Kane complains in his new blog about the artistic confines of a pocket-sized sketchbook.
Mr. Kane says he draws in many different types of books (some of which you can peruse on his [...]

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