Friday, September 08, 2006

Perpendicular Rediculousness

I'm always running out of hard drive space.

My 250 gigabyte hard drive is almost completely full of music. I know it's a lot of music, but I still need more space. How else will I be able to achieve my goal of collecting all the music of the 20th and 21st centuries? I've been waiting for the 500 gig drives to drop down to around $100. I figure that should happen by Presidents Day of 2007, if not sooner.

Hard drive manufacturers are working on ways to fit more data on a hard drive. Hitachi has been developing something called Perpendicular Recording which they explain in white paper entitled, and I'm not making this up, "Perpendicular Recording: A Boon For Consumer Electronics." As some of my readers may know, I'm a fan of the word "boon" and I try to use it whenever appropriate. Then again, I try to speak with as much pizzazz as I can. But I digress. Let me return to the subject at hand: perpendicular recording. To explain this new technology, the folks at Hitachi have made an utterly rediculous flash animation called "Get Perpendicular."

You can watch it by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Anything Can Happen Day

As you may or may not know,
Wednesday is
"Anything Can Happen Day."

So I put together a mix today.

And figured I would put it online today.

I'm also going to put up a copy of
my Pink Floyd Covers Mix,
"Dark Side of the Covers."

And if I have time,
I'll also post
"under the covers with the mennu method."

No wait,
my computer can't keep up.

Alright, the other mix will go up tomorrow.
Or later tonight.

Did I say not today?
I meant TODAY!
Here's the covers mix:
"under the covers with the mennu method." Posted by Picasa

Modern Inventions Hinder the Development of Wisdom

Here's a complaint about a modern innovation which has become ubiquitous in our time:

The specific which you have discovered is an aid not to memory, but to reminiscence, and you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality.

I know what you're thinking. It's computers right?
It's Socrates complaining about his students use of writing.
You can read more about it in Plato's book Phaedrus.