This is apparently my week off from posting and discussing open-source issues. Today, we report that Popular Mechanics has created an archive of their entire 137-year history and placed it online for free. (Thanks to Wired for the link)

Completely and utterly awesome. And (very) tangentially related to open source and embedded systems, as the gadgets shown in this venerable magazine are the forerunners of today’s technology. (How’s that for a justification?)