Our e-commerce store, Creative Whack, is open for business. Check it out — especially if you're interested in taking a closer look at — and perhaps purchasing— the Ball of Whacks. There's a fun 1 minute video you can see about the BOW, as well.
I'd like to thank the following people who have recently written some very kind things about the Ball of Whacks. They are:
Author, columnist Virginia Postrel at the Dynamist (the above photos are from Virginia; they were made at the Postrel household). Virginia called the Ball of Whacks "really fun," and said "it would make a great present."
MIT Professor John Maeda in The Laws of Simplicity. John says that the Ball of Whacks is "easy to take apart, feels good, and creates a quick emotional bond."
Corporate branding expert Jennifer Goff at Brains on Fire. She said that she and the Brains on Fire team "can't keep our hands off it. Thanks!"
Mobile media space mogul Andy Nulman at Pow! Right Between the Eyes. Andy says that playing with it "has become so addictive," but that he's "coming up with more good 'n' creative ideas" so everything's okay.
Canadian marketing wizard Colin McKay in Canuckflack. He says, "When I have the Ball at my desk, everyone — I mean everyone — who stops by plays with it. And when I took it home, my three kids fought to play with it."
Direct sales entrepreneur Marc Accetta in Marc Accetta. Marc says the Ball is "Perfect."
Media producer Steve Hardy in Creative Generalist. Steve says the Ball of Whacks has been "an irresistable tinker toy that draws visitors in for a couple of minutes to first figure it out and then to reconstruct it in some unusual structure."
And, finally, Ethernet inventor and venture capitalist Bob Metcalfe. Bob was kind enough to say, "Beauty drives creativity, and the Ball of Whacks is gorgeous!"
Thanks to all of you for your very kind words.
Here is multimedia designer Dave Strong's favorite Ball of Whacks construction: