Useless Machine was on The Colbert Report!

Make Magazine's editor-in-chief, Mark Frauenfelder was on the CR promoting his new book and he brought a few gadgets with him.  Imagine my surprise when he brought out the Useless Machine.

After letting Colbert try the machine, Mark explains that it's only function is to turn itself off.  The audience laughs and Colbert says "I'll tell you what it does breaks my heart."

I guess I should mention that the machine will be featured in the next MAKE magazine and that was why Mark brought it on the show!

My mind is officially blown.

Mark had sent me a heads-up letting me know about this, but I didn't receive it until after watching the show.  I'm a regular viewer of the CR so for me this was especially sweet.  Thanks Mark!


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DJ Radio7 years ago
I went on the front page today, and this featured forum topic was next to the ible about it (I think the ible got re-featured).
No, it's just popular. I don't think an i'ble could get re-featured anyways...
Instructables can be re-featured, but that can only be done by Staff messing with the database directly. The Feature Team can't do it.
Oh. Well then you could probably say "recognized", to not confuse people...

What the banner actually says is Popular, indicating that it has received a large number of views in the past couple of days (presumably as a result of Mark's appearance on The Colbert Report).
Something went wrong, because I never posted that comment...

Did you perhaps try to write two different comments in this thread, very close together in time? I've had the experience twice now, after posting a comment, having my second comment in the same thread disappear, and become a repost of the first one. I've had to delete and rewrite, and then it's fine.
Oh, well yes, I did post 2 different comments within a short amount of time...

I was going to ask who is in the Feature Team?
The Feature Team conists of Instructables' staff plus a couple of dozen long-time users who've been asked by Eric to assist with the featuring process. Most of the members of the team are in the Feature Team group.
So people like Kiteman...?
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