Buddy Duncan forwarded me this link to nixieclock.net, where they are selling the insanely-cool CHRONOTRONIX IN-18 NIXIE CLOCK. Nixie tubes are an old vacuum tube technology that predates the CRT and LED. There are 10 wires, each in the shape of the digits 0 through 9, stacked on top of each other inside the tube. When electricity is applied, the selected digit glows in shimmering neon light. Yum!
You can read more about the history and construction of nixie tubes on the nixieclock home page. And if you’ve got $499 burning a hole in your pocket, you can even buy one! This would be a nice complement to your new iPod Nano!