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Here are some photos of the AMAZING team from MAKE Japan (O’Reilly in Japan offices) – more soon and I’ll fill in captions/names on Flickr later!

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. bobbybob says:

    Sorry, but does Torrone ever was his hair?

  2. bobbybob says:

    Sorry, but does Torrone ever wash his hair?

  3. tenax8 says:

    That is not unwashed. That is what is referred to as “product,” as in, “After I wash my hair, I put in some product.” Or, “Hey, Phil, I like that slicked-back look. What kind of product do you use?” Never mind the fact that the “product” came from a pool on Mr. Jalopy’s garage floor!

  4. tenax8 says:

    And whose cruel idea was it to make the Japanese staff work at “O’Reilly?”

  5. eccramer says:

    I love how Phil is standing there in his “hipster” (fashionably) grungy clothes, next to those 3 japanese guys all wearing white shirts, dark ties, and black pants. That is some new kind of culture clash.

  6. Shadyman says:

    I concur. Fashionably grungy clothes wearers, represent!

  7. 5Volt says:

    Can’t believe, PT signing copies !
    Congratulations. Arigato.

  8. zedomax says:

    Cool PT! How about a copy for me too…
    J/K, did you eat some Sushi?

  9. RobotsDreams says:

    Who is the giant leprechaun with all the red hair in the last photo, and why does he have an antenna sticking out of the middle of his head like My Favorite Martian? I know that Japan does strange things to you, but this is really weird…

  10. thenickboy says:

    Not to be rude, but I’d hoped that the Make staff in Japan would be a little more… uh.. “hip and out there” instead of matching my current caliber of English students I currently teach (I’m in Japan right now). They should let them wear t-shirts and jeans.

    Ah well, I’m sure on the inside they’re all really crazy.


  11. RDAC says:

    Is it me, or does it look like Phil had a bad day, or is running on too little sleep?

    Japan’ll do that to you.

  12. Dolomite says:

    Anyone else think Phil looks a bit Yakuza? Thats a great picture BTW.

  13. Visigoth says:

    I want that shirt Phil is wearing. That is a great design. I might have to make one.