Your result for The Steampunk Style Test...
32% Elegant, 55% Technological, 43% Historical, 40% Adventurous and 31% Playful!
You are the Gadgeteer, the embodiment of steampunk technology. Ironically, many of the things that most define your style are probably too large to easily carry about, but given the opportunity you would prefer to be seen surrounded by boiler engines, gear-driven calculators, and incredible automata. Of all the steampunk fashion styles, you place the greatest emphasis on technological accessories, and you are the most likely to create elaborate gadgets that are as much a part of your outfit as your clothes. You probably have goggles, but unlike most people you consider them to be for more than decoration. Whereas most people might look odd carrying a satchel of tools around, for you they may well be essential. Above all, you remind everyone that what sets the genre apart from Victoriana is simply the level of technology.
Really? Gadgeteer? Well, then. (Actually, going from these results, I look like a fairly balanced individual. Ha.)
In more "steampunk meets the mainstream" news, Design Observer gets all grumpy about steampunkish stuff, and Bruce Sterling takes note of it. (I don't really understand the original article's vehemence against those who like steampunk. I mean, I'm not terribly keen on tiki decor, for instance, but if someone wants to build a fullscale tiki bar, I say more power to them, and I won't badger them about authenticity and whatnot.)
On the lighter side of snark, McSweeneys' monologue of a young steampunk is frighteningly accurate in places.
Think Geek is also getting in on the act, with this very cool steampunk skeleton t-shirt.
And then, in 2011, Seattle may be the host for WorldCon, and its bid is steampunk-themed!
The Bibliothèque de Toulouse is the latest to join Flickr; most of the uploaded photographs were taken between 1895 and 1910. There's a set dedicated to transportation, and many shots of everyday life.
And lastly, for those who are indifferent to steampunk but wouldn't object to a good old-fashioned Western video game, I give you Bang Howdy. Oh, there are steamguns, by the way. And dirigibles. But other than that, pure western!