Ask Sleeves - Your MP3 search engine
May 6, 2010 9:54 PM   Subscribe

Ask Sleeves - Your MP3 search engine
Ask Sleeves is a search engine focused exclusively on MP3 audio files. In the spring of 2010, while digging in the basement of a Silicon Valley mascot consignment store, I stumbled upon an incredible find. There, crumpled into a ball in the deepest corner of the basement was a pile of men's clothing with a complicated story. Although the wrinkled, discarded pile still smelled faintly of butler, there was no indication that this suit was special.

Then I looked in the pockets, and found what the previous owner had left behind — and suddenly I realized whose jacket I was holding. Buried deep in the breast pocket, hidden among IAC business cards and a few AOL diskettes, was a tarnished, forgotten, but still perfectly functional search engine, built with the kind of craftsmanship you don't see anymore. I crumpled the whole pile back up, took it to the counter, and bought it for $1.25. The grey ponytailed man behind the counter gave me a knowing nod as I walked out the door.

I took the suit home, cleaned and pressed it, and shined up the search engine. The result is Ask Sleeves.
posted by toxic (6 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Good engine & good writeup!
posted by Damn That Television at 11:14 AM on May 7, 2010

This is very good! Thank you!
posted by snsranch at 1:39 PM on May 7, 2010

This is a great, J. Peterman-esque writeup.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 12:15 PM on May 9, 2010 [2 favorites]

This is awesome.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 3:52 AM on May 10, 2010

An inline Flash player would be great as well!
posted by nitsuj at 1:14 PM on May 10, 2010

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