One of my favorite things about this job is uncovering whole worlds and industries I didn't know existed before.
This afternoon it is the world of cardboard electronic props.
That's a completely fake cardboard computer for film and tv sets or consumer displays.
The cool thing about small industries like this, is one phone call and a chatty person, and you know everything about the industry.
But if you want to really learn about the history and intrigue of this industry read up here (of course I read that article with much interest)
Still getting over there are people making fortunes producing fake TV's and microwaves out of cardboard.
oh and on my quest I came across these other specialty computer props (hilarious to me, because of course in this day and age dolls need computers too!)