In Libraryland, which is down the street from Physicsland and a straight shot from the second star on the right, there are “holidays.” This is merely code for issue awareness. Usually it presents itself in a theme of begin a conversation of related topics and a library can host programs to encompass said theme. One of the more amusing Libraryland holidays is “Teen Tech Week,” which incidentally is this week. However, this is a blog is more historically bent. How to meld 19th century and present technology . . .? By way of steampunk, naturally!
While many are familiar with this enjoyable 19th century anachronism with its love of gadgets and gears in the realm of costume and watches, I endeavor to scout things out that are actually functional modern convenience cloaked in a spectacularly steampunk fashion. All photographs are linked to the host website. Some you may have seen, others I hope are delightfully novel.
Observe the steampunk laptop computer. . .
The celluarphone . . .
The USB drive . . .
The new mode of transportation . . .
The musical instrument. . .
Behold the steampunk hearing aid!