Gizmodo has a gallery of the most recent prototype of the Asus “EcoBook,” an “ultra green” laptop that is supposed to come out next year. The internals don’t concern me much—I’m sure it’ll use some efficient chipset available elsewhere—but the bamboo covering has now been extended to the inside palm rest. It begs to be stroked, the blonde bamboo slowly soaking up the oil from the hand. You may think that’s grody and I guess it is a little, but I love what happens to wood when it shows the evidence of human touch. It would be great to have a laptop that gets more beautiful as it is used, not less.