da eighties

June 19th, 2006

1400 music videos from the 80s.

Haven’t counted them. Flash encoded. Which -of course- sucks. Ripped from various source it seems. Hardly legit. Nenne Cherries “Man child” I missed back then. Interesting how motion-control + green screen was enough back then to be concept. It is a shame that it is not MTV that does make this work acessible. I hope they kept copies of things they did broadcast. Probably on “D2″ tape. Over the last 30 years society has accumulated a huge amount of so called ‘pop’ culture. That video wasn’t cheap. It is not entirely rubbish either. There is just no way to really access it. I am sure as I write this somebody is deleting unknowingly a rare copy of something that will be missed.

zodiac on BlogsNow

April 27th, 2006

It is interesting to see when what I do to merges in this way: BlogsNow links for David Finchers Zodiac clip

“Zodiac” has kept me very busy since last Summer. Since it is the first major studio movie that has never seen tape [ except for archival ] there were lots of things to be written for it. I am actually still writing tools for it.

one plus one might be less than one

November 25th, 2005

Ars Technica took notice that Nokia is stop selling their phone/game combination ‘N-Gage’.

Cellphones and gaming both have enjoyed huge growth rates since Nokia introduced the device in 2003.
Somehow Frankenstein concepts don’t seem to work.

cnet top 10 of tech we miss

August 8th, 2005

only the first 40% make sense to me. And there is so much older technology that they missed: Like pneumatic tube mail systems. I am sure there is enough to fill a book.


June 21st, 2005

somebody did reinvent the wheel

about time. Just that the world is full of little particles that are all waiting to get between the wheel and the bearing part. Too bad, since it does look somewhat different.

no more Kodak BW photo paper

June 18th, 2005

nothing really surprising

Just that I think I will ad an category “coming to a musuem near you” here.

audio cassette : finis

June 17th, 2005

the audio tape

remember what was on the first mix tape you made?
the first one you gave away as a gift?

If you should be that age.

From the above link:

Oddly, Philips did not charge royalties on their cassette patent, allowing numerous other companies to use their design for free. This ensured the quick acceptance of it as a new form of media.

Now isn’t that something that Sony (MiniDisc, MemoryStick etc) should read and read until they do understand it ?

and, of course, this commercial comes to mind