Well, I must say I understood the small words, like "the...then" and "now you can..." and even "Rockwell...phases the..." and "..along the path...the.." !!!! But they were interspersed with all the technobabble that even the small words were tiring on my poor brain.
P.S. Karl, I know you probably forgot about it, and then became really busy, but I was wondering if you had done anything with the lullaby?
Interestingly enough we use Allen Bradley PLC's here at work. I've never heard anyone speak of them like this guy did though. What a bunch of mumbo jumbo. I'll take 'put the whatzit over on the thingum' over that mess any day.
Wish I could find a way to open everything! Systems! All have their separate priorities!
In the mid 80s when I first started to dabble with midi, using Performer v1.0 (long before there was a Digital Performer) and some keyboards, I was confounded by all the keyboard manufactures trying to define the complexities of music in their own terms. One's patch change was another's program change and so on. I pretty much gave up on electronic music then, not because of Yamahaspeak, or Rolandspeak, but because no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't get those hardware synths out of the pop world and into the world I wanted to create (what ever that was). Most of all the orchestral sounds were insipid.Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
It wasn't until I heard of the coming of GPO, with its extraordinary balance of ease of use and realism, that I thought my dreams might just be coming true. Two-hundred and fifty bucks? What the heck, I blew that much in a casino two years ago with nothing to show for it.
We are so lucky. GPO is a wonderfully safe environment to work in. First, thank heavens for little girls and the midi spec. They both get bigger everyday. Once you learn midispeak, and if you know anything about music you can get around with GPO pretty well.
Lately however I've been looking into the other worlds of sampling and sequencing software. Iím finding some of the same confusion of terms that there was 20 years ago.
So, back to this little film. Is it a joke? I donít know. Maybe it was made by a disgruntle Rockwell employee, maybe by a competitor to do a little damage. It made me laugh that someone could stand there seemingly in all seriousness and rattle off all that dribble without ever cracking a smile. I wonder how many takes it took.
I also wonder if it doesnít say a little something about the complex, baffling and sometimes bewildering world we live in. The political euphemisms and ambiguities we are subjected to, the language that the Pentagon uses to take the war out of warfare, and oh the advertising. Do we really know which cell-phone company has the best deal on ďovertime minutes?Ē The banks speaking out of both sides of their mouths as they lull us into running up debt at Christmas with 0% interest claims, only to jack up that interest to 29% if we're a day late with a payment, and then running to congress to keep people from filing for bankruptcy when it was those very banks that were mainly responsible for these situations. Oh and by the way, should I really phone my doctor and ask if Viagra is right for me.
It's all language folks. It's how we deceive, cajole, lure, and force people into buying (we don't really care if they use) our products, support our wars, and even sacrifice our very souls to an idea that we didn't believe in an hour ago.
So is it a joke? I don't know. It made me chuckle. It also made me compose this rant. I figure that whether it is or isn't, Rockwell is big enough to not suffer from it, and it points a finger at us and what we are becoming as a people, and how we treat each other.
As for me, I'm going to live in my own little world of GPOland, where the people are kind, the products are of honest value and where the art that can be molded with them is often superb.
Wow! Now should I really hit that ďsubmitĒ button? Oh what the heck.
Sometimes a friend of mine would say to me....
"gee Dan, tell us how you really feel"
Years ago, Johnny Carson did a skit based on the term... commercial euphemism. He said it's the same thing as lying through your teeth.
He then went on to give a few examples...
toilet paper is not toilet paper, it's bathroom tissue
and things like... your mileamavare....which is of course, your mileage may vary.
It all boils down to greed. Never being satisfied, and always wanting more.
I enjoyed your rant Karl, and share you feelings.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Couldn't resits!In the mid 80s when I first started to dabble with midi, using Performer v1.0 (long before there was a Digital Performer) and some keyboards, I was confounded by all the keyboard manufactures trying to define the complexities of music in their own terms. One's patch change was another's program change and so on. I pretty much gave up on electronic music then, not because of Yamahaspeak, or Rolandspeak, but because no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't get those hardware synths out of the pop world and into the world I wanted to create (what ever that was). Most of all the orchestral sounds were insipid.