kottke.org posts about this is a metaphor for something

Darth Vader opens Wall StreetDec 22 2009

Darth Vader and a number of Storm Troopers from the Star Wars Saga rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

(via @kngofwrld)

Mark Twain, illuminatedNov 03 2009

From a 1895 article called Tesla's Osillator and Other Inventions, a photo of Mark Twain with one of Tesla's marvelous contraptions.

Twain in Tesla's lab

Overloaded truckOct 30 2009

Speaking of, here's another good one:

It's full of people. People!

Took me awhile to realize that truck is carrying more than just baggage.

On their wayOct 30 2009

This is a good image to formalize a new kottke.org tag: this is a metaphor for something.

Donkey Car

(via shorpy)

Another photo analogyMar 20 2002

Inspired by the photo I posted the other day about the state of the Web, a reader sent me this photo summing up how he currently feels about software development as an industry.

Bassboat

How I feel about the WebMar 18 2002

This photo sums up how I feel about the Web right now.

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