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Steve Jobs & Neil Young Jam Across Time on Internet as Radio

More than serendipity, some sort of harmonies of the spheres connected two talks by two greats separated by 29 years – on the idea of the internet as radio. On my drives recently I have listened at least twice to a recently surfaced recording of a talk Jobs gave in 1983 at the International Design Conference in Aspen. The recording was originally on cassette tape and thus not primo audio, but it is gold. You have to keep in mind this was maybe the Ordovician era of microcomputers, The Apple IIe was starte of the art, and many of the things we take for granted (fonts, colors, big storage, networks), were just ideas. There are a ton of things he forecasts that come to be later as iPads, wireless networking, even Google Street View. Jobs goes McLuhan in talking about how new media first replicate what was done in old, […]

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Scary Stories from Strawberry

cc licensed flickr photo shared by cogdogblog cc licensed flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Are you scared yet? No? Well you should have tuned in to our late night live radio show on #ds106radio — with Bryan Alexander visiting me here, it was the perfect plan to hatch. Sadly he seems to have been adbucted overnight by aliens, as have I. Scary Stories from Strawberry I cannot full say how much fun this was to do. I was inpsired to recall stories from The Thing at the Foot of the Bed, a book I enjoyed (or was spooked by) as a kid. I ordered a used copy on Amazon, but it will be another week before I can go back in time. We did this half planned and half improv. We sketched out a script of us talking, than getting spooked, and then something really weird happening at the end. […]

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