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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Random Thoughts

I wonder how many people realize that their tweets are being included in the Library of Congress? And if they knew, would it change what they tweet about? There is a lot of stupid tweets out there, yet at the same time it is capturing 1st person accounts. Who knows down the road, historians may be using old tweets in formal historical papers to illustrate how this generations feels about particular topics.

I hate it when people don't use turn signals when they turn. Are we mind readers?! How are we supposed to know that they are turning?!

Project Trio.... awesome jazz band. Just heard them the other day on NPR's Music app. Check them out.

Continuing my longstanding tradition of getting into TV shows right when they are about to end or have been canceled, I present to you: "Don't Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23".

Have you ever found yourself reminiscing about a particular year and wished that you could be your current age in that year? I think it would be cool to be 29 in like 1994 or 1989.


Matt Maldre said...

I like your variety of topics. One suggestion: make each topic into a blog post. Even if it's as short quickie like the turn signals. It gives more focus to each post. And if you schedule the posts out to the future, it makes your publishing schedule more consistent.

In regards to your blog post here, I will comment on Act I of your post.

There's an artist that I like David Horvitz, he typed out a series of tweets and hand-delievered them to the Library of Congress, "so that the physical record will reside in the same place that all tweets are already digitally stored."

The magazine "Art in America reports:
Horvitz plans a project that similarly involves physical travel as well as antique forms of communication. For #5992: I Will, with Pleasure, Take Letters for You, he will transcribe audience-generated tweets, either by hand on cards, or, in case of a deluge, by typewriter. He will then physically carry them, traveling by train, along the route of the original transcontinental telegraph line. After arriving in Washington, D.C., from San Francisco, he will submit the project to the Library of Congress, so that the physical record will reside in the same place that all tweets are already digitally stored.

Matt Maldre said...

And now about Act V. Ah, time travel. Our very beings are so tied into the very fabric of time, I have a hard time imagining myself alive at a different age during a different time period that I had already lived through.

I enjoy the very time right now that I'm in, so I don't really have a desire to relive a moment in the past at a different age. I'll look back with memories of what happened, but to be 29 when it's 1983... eep.

Now, if we are talking about a different time period altogether. Ok! I'm very curious what old old societies were like. For instance, times in the BC age. I wonder if people were really smart back then. Or really dumb. I think people were the same level of smartness, but just in different areas. For instance, I bet people back then had wicked-amazing memories. Perhaps they pondered the very same qustion you are entertaining right now.

Peter Kreten said...

Your right Matt. I should do that. I just a sucker for longer posts. But you are right. That is awesome that Horvitz did that.

It's funny you said that about living in the moment. A friend of mine said the same thing to me. But that it is interesting about being in the BC age and if they thought the same thing. I bet they thought the same thing.