Okay, I did it. Totally went over the top as 2011 drew to a close. I ordered an amazing piece of functional art I couldn’t afford. Oh, but I’m so glad I did. In this era of iPhones and iPads — neither of which I own — the time had arrived to assert my passion for yesteryear’s craft. Thus, I contacted artist Richard “Doc” Nagy of Datamancer and put in my request for a steampunk laptop computer: a state-of-the-art electronic marvel in a masterpiece case of wood, brass and clockwork. Doesn’t everyone want a laptop that turns on by using the equivalent of an old-fashioned skate key?
So now, my “steampunk baby” has entered gestational stage one — the prototype. I just received photos of Nagy’s red mahogany stain test on a prototype frame. Check out the Datamancer website (http://www.datamancer.net) to view a picture of the steampunk laptop he created several years ago. Cool!
Happy New Year!
Laurel Anne Hill (Author of Heroes Arise)
Causes Laurel Hill Supports
Winter Nights Shelter and Shelter, Inc.