Wednesday, June 08, 2005

But there's no online version of the smell

One of the copy machines at work smells exactly like a Lite Brite.

Remember Lite Brite? It was what we kids used to create "pixelated" art before computers came along. You'd put a black sheet of construction paper over a light box with a honeycomb of little holes. The holes accommodated different colored plastic pegs (which looked like Christmas lights), which you would press through the paper according to the pre-printed patterns on the paper. Then you'd flip the light (Lite) switch, and there was your art, shining bright(Brite)ly.

Now, oddly enough, there's an online version, which, unlike the original, allows you to correct mistakes.

6 Talked Back:

At June 8, 2005 at 5:55:00 PM CDT, Blogger Scott said...

Oh man, I remember using my Lite Brite when I was a kid. At the time, I thought it the greatest thing, well that and my Lincoln Logs. I bet kids today don't even know those are. :)



At June 8, 2005 at 6:49:00 PM CDT, Blogger Meagan said...

hmmm. I am home sick today and got really excited about that online version of lite brite. but it is not nearly as fun as the original. oh well.


At June 8, 2005 at 6:50:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

I think they still make Lincoln Logs, though for years they had switched to a plastic variety rather than wood...which is the point, itn't it? How can you call it a Log if it's plastic?

I think that the huge wave of "purist" nostalgia fueled by people in their late 20's through early 40's has produced a new market for the wood Logs to be made again.

Hurray for Lincoln Logs! And Tinker Toys! And Erector Sets!


At June 8, 2005 at 6:51:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

thanks for the link to the online version, I can hardly wait for the weekend!


At June 8, 2005 at 7:38:00 PM CDT, Anonymous Tommy Weber said...

My little Brother is 11 and he never heard of Lite Bright, but he also thinks Nirvanna is Classic Rock !!!


At June 8, 2005 at 7:56:00 PM CDT, Blogger Scott said...

Nirvana a classic? Man, I feel OLD!



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