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Re: Would love your input, stories, suggestions
XP printers? Cartridge World.
On Tue, 10/4/16, David Mason <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Subject: Re: Would love your input, stories, suggestions
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 1:33 AM
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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
CANCELLED out replacement PRINTER CARTRIDGES for
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
and $TOP$ DICKING WITH U$ FOR A LITTLE WHILE. $igh.
From: Amy X Neuburg
Sent: Monday, October 3, 2016 12:29:32 AM
Subject: Would love your input, stories,
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 <email@example.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
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