Catching up with TGIMBOEJ

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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If you haven’t been checking up on The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronic Junk (TGIMBOEJ) project in a while, there are a number of things that have been going on:

There’s a TGIMBOEJ Wiki, with box tracking, links to blog reports and Flickr sets, details on starting boxes, lists to join to get a box, etc. There are 19 boxes listed on the wiki.

There’s a TGIMBOEJ Group on Flickr.

There are “Microboxes” in circulation.

And there are TGIMBOEJs now starting to float around on other continents.

The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk