Subtitle ; Where are we all going here anyway and where Could we be going ?
Intro : See the last two paragraphs of this page ; http://www.tweakheadz.com/why_everyone_thinks_techno_music_stinks.html
I just witnessed today’s Remembrance Day Parade march past my morning coffee place . I found it a bit sordid and unsettling really to see all the young people stiffly and robotically responding to the barked commands of the Authority-By-Intimidation . It seemed to me to be saying to the public " See how strong OUR tribe is ".
Fighting for Peace is like F**king for Virginity . This is the 21st century .
What is the relevance of this to this forum ? We all create music with computers . Our worlds are changing . The rate of change itself is accelerating . Sometimes the best way to get an idea of the best future for all of us is to look back at the visionaries of the past . ( Sometimes )
In the book " What the Dormouse Said : How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry " , John Markoff explains how the early visionaries in the industry in the West Coast fell into two camps ; those that saw this new technology as a means of accruing great wealth , and those who saw it as a fantastic means to bring the world together.
Conclusion ; All of us here use tools to create something that could either A) make us lots of money by preying on our listeners’ insecurities or B) making the world a better place for everyone . Music is a very powerful tool .
- Just providing Food for Thought . I’m just a piano player .
( Link to the book on Wikipedia ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_the_Dormouse_Said )