Secret Santa Slinks Down MAKE’s Chimney


This year, along with the gift of spacetime simultaneity, we decide to give the gift of virtuality. (It’s high-concept holidays here at MAKE!) We’re playing Secret Santa amongst the Makezine staff, but we’re not actually giving each other presents. The idea is to pick a staffmember’s name from a hat, think about something you think they’d like, and write a review/post about it. We’re also letting the recipient respond, if they wish. Hey, if it’s really the thought that counts, we’re about to find out!

BTW: What’s on YOUR list this year? What do you want, virtual or real? Tell us in the comments.

12 thoughts on “Secret Santa Slinks Down MAKE’s Chimney

  1. Dennis Mabrey says:

    Beaglebone board.

    1. Anonymous says:

      I was just about to say the same. If they ship out in time, I’m really hoping to get a chance to play with a Beagleboard Bone during the holiday break.

      1. Dennis Mabrey says:

        Yep me too.

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    I’d like the energy, the inspiration, and above all the TIME to complete the projects I already have the material for.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Ah yes, the gift of time. Maybe we’ll try and give that out next year.

      1. Anonymous says:

        haha. same here :)
        and the solder time kit :) :) in my wish lit already!:)

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