I have to wonder why an insurance company would advertise on the side of a zeppelin, though.
(( Insert joke about inflated premiums here. ))
Of course you are.
I like that there's a truck whose sole purpose is to tow it around on that mast.
That USB typewriter conversion place sells conversion kits, too.
Y'know, this would be a great app for that acoustic eavesdropping technique, and there's probably some sort of general-purpose software that can just be 'trained' for it by now. Microphone + typewriterd, anyone?
That was also supposed to give us plonk-a-sonar-mic-on-the-desk-and-tap-like-a-keyboard keyboards, though [as in 'laser keyboards that wouldn't suck'] and I haven't seen any of those around.
P.S. impact printers.
General surface keyboards based on multiple microphones and speed of sound triangulation? What a great idea! Where did you learn of them?
Just went looking for this post. Man, it was Slashdot/maybe-here material from somewhere between 2000 and now. The single-microphone eavesdropping technique continues to generate papers as people refine it.
I can't remember if the 'original' demo I'm thinking of actually required multiple mics, but that'd obviously make life simpler and more accurate.
Probably a Media Lab product but hell if I would be able to find the original link without just as much Googling as you'd need.
Was it this one?
The Graf Zeppelin - The first flight of an airship around-the-world.
You know you can purchase rides around the bay on it?
Alternately, you can enter a sweepstakes to win a ride for two on it (plus transportation/lodging/etc. to get there, if you happen to not be local) through Farmers' Facebook page.
How very steampunk of you.