Monday, April 19, 2010

Volcanic Ash - why not go around it?

So it may be that Spain probaby refused a reroute of all air traffic to it's airports & then have ppl take trains up to northern europe (if a train stops, it doesn't fall to the ground). But what confuse me is why the world leaders didn't do that for the funeral of the late Polish President and the traffic air crash. 2 funerals unattended. A shame.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The divide between rich and middle class

So I agree with Hans that the divide between poor and rich are not as great. But I'm focus on the distinction between the rich and the middle. The difference is beyond just eating caviar everyday but who calls the shots.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Why musicans are bigger rock stars than graphic artists or culinary chefs

Music elevates humans to a whole new level. No where in nature is equable to human's sonic sophistication (a composition of a story/emotion thru a collection of sounds). Think about. There is visual beauty in mountains, a sunny day. For scents/food, sure we don't find a sauteed dishes (maybe via burn pig in forest fire). See, it is reproducible. Apples are more succulent right off the tree. Touch, we won't go there. Nature has audio; in the whisping of reeds of the grass but only human-made beauty can tell a story of human interaction/experience.

Movies are not included here but they utilized both visual and audio to tell a story. I guess now the interesting question now is how musicians fared vs movie actors in the age of silent film.

Monday, April 5, 2010

3D Tv: Will it follow the same trends with all technology?

It's been a year since 3D made it to the masses (maybe more since Beowulf came out in Nov 2007) so that's almost 3 years. But I've been so pre-occupied with seeing Avatar on a Samsung 3D home theater system that I totally can't believe I forgot about what made the VCR, Internet & other technologies. Wow! How did that slip my mind?