Hacking Staples' Easy Button

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You've probably seen the commercials for Staples' office products, featuring a goofy "easy button" that their customers push which solves all their problems. Staples sells cute little versions of the button for office sheep to stick in their cubicles and amuse themselves. Some creative hackers figured out a way to repurpose the button for more evil purposes...

Al Cohen was pretty perturbed by Staples' Easy Button campaign since nothing in business is easy. So he decided to modify their cute button. He replaced the guts with a cheap recording circuit from Radio Shack. He also added a 1/8 inch jack so you can record directly from the computer. The new button doesn't need a separate mic either; you can record by speaking into the speaker. As a final touch Al ground off the easy, polished it and made the button evil.

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