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If your all-time favorite simple machine is the helical inclined plane, if words like “panhead,” “countersink,” and “Pozidriv” have a mysteries hold over you, if your idea of fun is looking at vintage YouTube footage of Soviet-era screw-drive vehicles (and whose isn’t?), you’ll want to bookmark the singular hardware high weirdness that is the Screw Asylum.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • blubrick

    A double post titled “Seriously screwed up” – That is just dripping with delicious irony.
    I so want this to be a mistake!

    Unfortunately, I’m cynical enough to believe it was intentional – which would make it nothing more than a cheap stunt.

  • Volkemon

    @blubrick:

    “Oh please tell me this is a mistake!
    A double post titled “Seriously screwed up” – That is just dripping with delicious irony.
    I so want this to be a mistake!

    Unfortunately, I’m cynical enough to believe it was intentional – which would make it nothing more than a cheap stunt.”

    Sounds like you logged on during a site update and found double posts. oooohhh….

    Heck, it happens. Like we’re prefect (sic…) PT gets it quick and everyone else wonders about the comment.

    Wanna be a senior editor?
    707-827-7311

    Please post results. :)

  • blubrick

    @Volkemon

    It seems you have mistaken me for one of Make’s detractors.

    It wasn’t that I particularly wanted to see a mistake in the land of Make. Only that I wanted the anomaly I did see to be accidental rather than intentional.

    I realised that it was in fact a mistake or some sort of glitch when I reloaded the main page and the double post had disappeared.

    It was corrected quickly and I should have known better than to suspect cheap trickery.

    I have no desire to be an editor, senior or otherwise, you guys are doing just fine without my assistance. But thanks for the offer, anyway.