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Saturday, June 19, 2004

Smoking Weblogs

A few days ago, I wrote about the abrupt shutdown of over 3000 weblogs at weblogs.com. One thing I noted in passing was that Dave Winer, the man responsible for pulling the plug, had posted his explanation in audio format rather than as text. Well, an enterprising wag out there took the opportunity to remix and recontextualize Dave's talk as a dance tune. Andy Baio at Waxy.org loved it so much that he started a contest for the best remix. I've done some previous scrambling of speeches, but not with music attached. But I recently bought a copy of Apple's Garage Band (part of iLife '04) and wanted to exercise it, so this was the perfect opportunity.

You can listen to my contribution, "Smoking Weblogs," here, or you can go listen on Waxy.org with all the other entries.

Posted at 11:18 PM

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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