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My friend Bob Sacamano can get you all the cable you want!

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April 27th, 2009

01tumble My friend Bob Sacamano can get you all the cable you want!

Illustrator Christoph Neimann’s “My Life With Cables” is missing something.  Something important.  Something essential.  My guess is that it’s missing a subject that isn’t already mundanely annoying enough without appearing in well-known publications read all over the continent.

But such has been Niemann’s success that the covers of Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine may all be found on his resume.

A commentary on the pervasiveness in today’s tech-culture of – you guessed it – cables, “My Life With Cables” loops and curls through infuriating, cable-ridden scenarios without ever delivering a charge.   Perhaps, as one scene suggests, the work is meant as an homage to the era of cable, an era Niemann sees coming to a close with the arrival of its wireless successor.  Perhaps, through these illustrations, a desperately strung-out Niemann has divested himself of perilously rising stress caused by the common cable.

Perhaps, if I was Jerry Seinfeld, I could find smug satisfaction in the absence of substance or narrative in “My Life With Cables.”  But I can’t, and I say now that I am ashamed.  Because, despite my criticisms, I can’t even find argument with the aforementioned and renowned publications.  After all, it would only be an argument about nothing.

Via The New York Times.

  • Bet-At-Home Bonus

    Amazing! It is like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some images to drive the message home a bit, besides that, this is helpful blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.

  • Frank Kern

    The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.