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April 25, 2015

Citizens of Tech 001 – Knuckle Cracking Felt Animals


Citizens of Tech is an experimental podcast about technology and other things interesting to techies. We know there’s other podcasts in this space, but it’s something we really wanted to do, so we thought we’d give it a try.

Who’s “we”? Well, we is me — Ethan Banks — and my good friend Eric Sutphen. We’ve known each other for years, once worked together at the same company, and still happen to live nearby. We’re also unstoppable nerds. So hey — why not give this thing a shot? We figure lots of you that are into networking are probably into tech as well, so what better audience to gather feedback from than the Packet Pushers community?

The format of the show is in three segments: present, past, and future. Also, we’ve already instantiated a Deathwatch we’ll update regularly. Because some tech sucks.

We hope you like show number one. Here’s what we went on about.


Coin, the one credit card.

Disney’s 3D printer that makes huggable things.

DIY Raspberry Pi laptop.

Google’s QUIC protocol.

Why knuckles crack, as revealed by an MRI and a man named Fryer.

We looked at 100K galaxies, but found no sign of alien life.

Deathwatch: Tidal.


Our ode to the sweet, sweet Commodore 64. I think I’m going to cry…tearing up…have to go now.  



Kraftwerk powercell – charge your USB devices with butane.