A public service: Merlin Mann on steampunk

It’s come to my attention that not every single person on the internet has seen Merlin Mann‘s steampunk video, so here’s the link.  Don’t watch it while consuming food.

(And, yes, this will be the first 4 minutes of this fall’s cyberpunk class . . . )

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2 Responses to A public service: Merlin Mann on steampunk

  1. Brian says:

    The video is funny, but I wanted it to be compressed into about 2/3 of the time. But perhaps he’s aping the long form of Victorian prosody?

  2. jbj says:

    I think the style is part of the funny–it’s not just that he’s aping Victorian prosody, but also the self-involvement of all truly obsessed people.

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