Re: Computer chicken


Subject: Re: Computer chicken
From: bill thompson (innerd00r@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Sep 29 2005 - 12:01:53 EDT


>>Many of the items in the (deleted) list of problems
you mention are
things
that I either delight in...

i have to say that i'm in this camp as well. most of
what i do with computers involve thwarting any kind of
'set-ness'...anti-computer-computer-music?

and as to computer chicken, i'm really not sure it's
the best analogy but it is fun (and simple...i can't
offer a better one though, just suspicious)...

if we consider a microwave an equivalent to a computer
though, i'll take my chicken grilled over an open
flame any day.

"dear, would you like yours done for 3 or 5 minutes on
setting number 3?"...no thank you.

i think the point is that it's not the machine but
what you put in it right? but i think some machines
are better suited to do certain things then others and
when you cram one set of ideas that were developed
on/for/with one set of machines (like keyboard music
written idiomatically for piano, harpsichord etc) into
another machine (like a computer) you might end up
with midi renditions being passed off as music. i'd
much rather explore a machine for what it is uniquely
capable of then simply grafting one set of conventions
on it because that's how it's always been done...

so, my final position...microwaves: good for hot
chocolate and popcorn...bad for chicken and
hard-boiled eggs.

err, what was the question?

b.

www.billthompson.org

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