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Re: Would love your input, stories, suggestions

XP printers? Cartridge World.
On Tue, 10/4/16, David Mason <stubhead@hotmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: Would love your input, stories, suggestions
 To: "Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com" 
 Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 1:33 AM
 #yiv3371851626 #yiv3371851626 -- P
 This is a GREAT question. I'm currently chewing nails
 trying to get my loverly new @#$#&%* crap-shit evil
 Windows 10 upgrade to swallow the stuff I need for a certain
 semi-day job of mine. I'm kinda busy, so the only time I
 can dedicate to it is from 11pm
  to 6am. I'll just PAY somebody to sleep for me, I
 guess. But, before the pitchforks and torches, I think
 it's important to find out WHAT drives this. It looks to
 be an almost... unique, creepy FORCE of it's own.
 CIRCULAR.... I mean, everybody involved acknowledges
  that it's happening, that "feature creep" is
 constantly evolving stuff WAY past anything most of us want
 or need - I get SO SICK of stuff popping up "Do you
 want to...?" NO I DON'T!!! SHUT UP, don't call
 me, I'll call you... etc. I don't know for SURE why
  bright young programmers keep ladening down programs with
 more and more curlicues, thereby forcing hardware to
 "greater" heights, thereby allowing bright young
 programmers more "room" to fill up with yet more
 bizarre useless features - but I STRONGLY SUSPECT
  it has to do with the capitalist need to KEEP selling more
 products. Like, lead pencils have kinda settle down, right?
 Cedar wood, graphite, yellow paint, eraser. Hoo-ray, win-win
 scenario. But Bill Gates can't really tell the staff
 "the program we made last
  year is so great I'll pay you to do nothing for a few
 years!" Push, push, push... I had REALLY wanted to
 stick with Windows XP for a few more years, but they just
 XP-compatible PRINTERS! And more importantly,
  STOPPED SECURITY UPGRADES. If this isn't just raw T.
 Rex-emulating capitalism - munch, munch - it MAY BE SATAN!!!
 Which is probably easier, but you STILL have to figure WHEN
 to jam the stick in the wheel spokes so he falls off his
 tricycle and skins his knee
 From: Amy X Neuburg
 Sent: Monday, October 3, 2016 12:29:32 AM
 To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
 Subject: Would love your input, stories,
 Folks --
 This thread on Mobius problems with the new system is
 interesting. I use Mobius in my performances; my musical
 career is absolutely dependent on it. It works consistently
 well on the old system I am running, which I cannot upgrade
 until I get a new mixer/interface,
  because the one I have used to create my current repertoire
 requires MLAN software that Yamaha stopped making several
 years ago. Porting my songs over to a different technology
 (say a MIDI fader box and all effects in software), could
 easily take months, so
  I plan to take time off from performing next year in order
 to do nothing but that.
 That kind of sucks.
 Later this month I am giving a talk at Project BBQ (a
 yearly think tank of audio professionals -- http://www.projectbarbq.com)
 on the topic of how the pressure to constantly upgrade
 software, forcing one to often
  upgrade hardware, causing one to have to re-program,
 re-think and sometimes abandon one's compositions…
 affects the life of a working artist, or really anyone
 dependent on uninterrupted use of these products.
 At the same time, clearly advances in technology have
 been stunning, and it's great to be able to take
 advantage of them.
 I'm looking for:
 a) any interesting stories you might have about how
 upgrades have caused disruption  to your art, and
 b) any constructive suggestions for this group of
 professionals. How might they support artists who are
 dependent on their products? How might they continue to
 develop new products but keep us happy as well, and make
 this profitable? What about trying
  harder to keep upgrades compatible with older
 software/hardware? Are there options to having to purchase
 new laptops every few years?
 Thanks all! I welcome your input on this ever-prevalent
 topic. I want to be helpful to artists in this talk --
 it's an opportunity to speak directly to the folks who
 actually make the stuff…. what would you like to tell them
 or ask them?
 Amy X Neuburg
 On Sep 26, 2016, at 10:33 AM, Richard Sales <richard@glasswing.com>
 Yes indeed.  My question nowadays
 is, Who's serving who?
 And it's a question that can
 range very wide - and reach into the deepest changes and
 most important elements in our culture.  Tell you the
 Truth?  I'm a little worried. And I'm not the
 worrying kind.
 On Mon, Sep 26, 2016
 at 9:07 AM, Kevin Cheli-Colando 
 I used to really love
 Isn't that the truth :-)
 Hope is the thing with
 feathers that perches in the soul - Emily