John Dickerson is a correspondent for 60 Minutes. He is also a Contributing Editor to The Atlantic and the host of the Whistlestop podcast and co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

Using the new to make the old

I love this kickstarter project (The most beautiful construction set in the world) because it combines cutting edge* technology to make something that feels old and solid and complex. What other things are in this category?

I’ll tell you what I’ve always wanted: as a fan of toy soldiers when I was a kid, and as a fan of D and D I have always wanted a tactile role playing board game with soldiers and structures.


Sort of like Company of Heroes but that you can hold in your hand.

* Yes, Dad I know this technology is literally “cutting edge” in the sense that it uses high technology to cut edges.

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