This is my entry for today’s Daily Create:
You look for a representation of DS106 in the world, and you find something close, but [not] quite it. Find something like that.
Heck today’s tag #tdc1607 is like that. Almost a 106 but not.
I have been looking at the above 106 for almost 9 months now. It is the model name and number for the San Giorgio washing machine (lavatrice) we have here in Italy. It’s an older model (my guess is late 80s), so not as old as the one in this 1960s ad—though it seems to be a similar make and model.
Every time I see the “thema 106” tag it is a reminder of all the cool themed versions of ds106 we have run, like the Summer of Oblivion, Camp Magic McGuffin, the ds106zone (the course that brought us the inimitably creepy iamtalkytina) wire106, noir106, Tales from ds106, and western106. ds106 has been a regular genre factory of awesome, and it shows no signs of letting up. Just earlier today Paul Bond was talking about the idea of an Internet-themed ds106. I dig it, and it plays on work Paul and I did with the Internet Course. I would even make the theme more specific, like internet meme culture so it doesn’t morph into a coverage course. The idea of the themes have always been fast and loose, so if they begin to hijack the spirit of fun you can jump ship easily and get back to the program 🙂
Anyway, my Daily Create isn’t so much a near miss as an excuse to finally share my ds106 themed washing machine with everyone.