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Letters of Note is a wonderful repository of "fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos," and a favorite destination of several members of the TUAW staff. Today's find was actually published on October 6, 2011, the day after Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs passed on. The ty...

November 19th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Your long-held desire to own some authentic, Apollo-era vacuum-sealed, freeze-dried pot roast is about to be fulfilled. That's right: RR Auction is, well, auctioning artifacts from the Golden Age of the space program this upcoming January, including Gordon Cooper's father's gold and diamond 32nd de...

December 31st 2010 at 2:08am 0 Comments
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At the NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal, an iPad-toting attendee approached President Obama and asked him to sign his 21st century autograph pad. The President replied, "I've done this once before." Back in October, President Obama signed an iPad at a rally at the University of Washington. As Dave...

November 25th 2010 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Yep, that's Hideo Kojima, director of the recently-released Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Yep, that's him signing an official strategy guide for the critically-acclaimed PSP game. And yep, it's going to you -- with a free copy of the game on UMD -- provided you enter and win this giveaway! L...

June 12th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Did you miss your chance to meet Hideo Kojima for the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4? You'll have yet another opportunity, this time to coincide with the launch of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Provided you're willing to travel to Los Angeles or New York, you'll be able to say "Hi!" to the man most...

May 21st 2010 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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It's a well-known fact that anything signed by a founding member of The Who is immediately imbued with supernatural properties. Imagine, if you will, the raw, unbridled power a Rock Band guitar would gain if tenderly handled and Hancocked by frontman Roger Daltrey. We're pretty sure it would be inc...

February 5th 2010 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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It's likely that if you were told to describe what you think would happen if someone asked Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to autograph a MacBook Pro, it would go something like this: Steve would fly into a blind fury, grabbing the laptop and smashing it against a far wall with the force of ten men,...

January 22nd 2010 at 11:24am 0 Comments
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Up to this point in time, if you wanted to "sign" an electronic document (other than a secure PDF), you either had to scan your signature with a scanner and import the resulting graphic into your document, or purchase a digitizing tablet. Ten One Design, the same folks who brought us the Pogo Sketch...

September 1st 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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When Swedish eBayer Mikael was lucky enough to win a Shigeru Miyamoto-autographed DS at E3 2005, he did the only sensible thing: he sealed it away from the harmful effects of light and dust forever. Or at least, until now.This pristine, fingerprint-free Pearl White model is currently on eBay, where...

January 12th 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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In the beautiful, quiet town of St. Catharines, Ontario, members of Silicon Knights -- including company president Denis Dyack -- held a launch signing event at their local EB Games to promote the release of Too Human. While attendees quickly entered and left with copies in hand never a dull moment...

August 19th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments