Monday, July 27, 2009

wired:100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About

That is, of course, unless we tell them all about the good old days of modems and typewriters, slide rules and encyclopedias …

1.Inserting a VHS tape into a VCR to watch a movie or to record something.
2.Super-8 movies and cine film of all kinds.
3.Playing music on an audio tape using a personal stereo. See what happens when you give a Walkman to today’s teenager.
4.The number of TV channels being a single digit.
5.Standard-definition, CRT TVs filling up half your living room.
6.Rotary dial televisions with no remote control. You know, the ones where the kids were the remote control.
7.High-speed dubbing.
8.8-track cartridges.
9.Vinyl records. Even today’s DJs are going laptop or CD.
10.Betamax tapes.
12.Laserdisc: the LP of DVD.
13.Scanning the radio dial and hearing static between stations. (Digital tuners + HD radio b0rk this concept.)
14.Shortwave radio.
15.3-D movies meaning red-and-green glasses.
16.Watching TV when the networks say you should. Tivo and Sky+ are slowing killing this one.
17.That there was a time before ‘reality TV.’

Computers and Videogaming
18.Wires. OK, so they’re not gone yet, but it won’t be long
19.The scream of a modem connecting.
20.The buzz of a dot-matrix printer
21.5- and 3-inch floppies, Zip Discs and countless other forms of data storage.
22.Using jumpers to set IRQs.
24.Terminals accessing the mainframe.
25.Screens being just green (or orange) on black.
26.Tweaking the volume setting on your tape deck to get a computer game to load, and waiting ages for it to actually do it.
27.Daisy chaining your SCSI devices and making sure they’ve all got a different ID.
28.Counting in kilobytes.
29.Wondering if you can afford to buy a RAM upgrade.
30.Blowing the dust out of a NES cartridge in the hopes that it’ll load this time.
31.Turning a PlayStation on its end to try and get a game to load.
33.Having to delete something to make room on your hard drive.
34.Booting your computer off of a floppy disk.
35.Recording a song in a studio.

The Internet
36.NCSA Mosaic.
37.Finding out information from an encyclopedia.
38.Using a road atlas to get from A to B.
39.Doing bank business only when the bank is open.
40.Shopping only during the day, Monday to Saturday.
41.Phone books and Yellow Pages.
42.Newspapers and magazines made from dead trees.
43.Actually being able to get a domain name consisting of real words.
44.Filling out an order form by hand, putting it in an envelope and posting it.
45.Not knowing exactly what all of your friends are doing and thinking at every moment.
46.Carrying on a correspondence with real letters, especially the handwritten kind.
47.Archie searches.
48.Gopher searches.
49.Concatenating and UUDecoding binaries from Usenet.
51.The fact that words generally don’t have num8er5 in them.
52.Correct spelling of phrases, rather than TLAs.
53.Waiting several minutes (or even hours!) to download something.
54.The time before botnets/security vulnerabilities due to always-on and always-connected PCs
55.The time before PC networks.
56.When Spam was just a meat product — or even a Monty Python sketch.

58.Putting film in your camera: 35mm may have some life still, but what about APS or disk?
59.Sending that film away to be processed.
60.Having physical prints of photographs come back to you.
61.CB radios.
62.Getting lost. With GPS coming to more and more phones, your location is only a click away.
63.Rotary-dial telephones.
64.Answering machines.
65.Using a stick to point at information on a wallchart
66.Pay phones.
67.Phones with actual bells in them.
68.Fax machines.
69.Vacuum cleaners with bags in them.

Everything Else
70.Taking turns picking a radio station, or selecting a tape, for everyone to listen to during a long drive.
71.Remembering someone’s phone number.
72.Not knowing who was calling you on the phone.
73.Actually going down to a Blockbuster store to rent a movie.
74.Toys actually being suitable for the under-3s.
75.LEGO just being square blocks of various sizes, with the odd wheel, window or door.
76.Waiting for the television-network premiere to watch a movie after its run at the theater.
77.Relying on the 5-minute sport segment on the nightly news for baseball highlights.
78.Neat handwriting.
79.The days before the nanny state.
80.Starbuck being a man.
81.Han shoots first.
82.“Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.” But they’ve already seen episode III, so it’s no big surprise.
83.Kentucky Fried Chicken, as opposed to KFC.
84.Trig tables and log tables.
85.“Don’t know what a slide rule is for …”
86.Finding books in a card catalog at the library.
87.Swimming pools with diving boards.
88.Hershey bars in silver wrappers.
89.Sliding the paper outer wrapper off a Kit-Kat, placing it on the palm of your hand and clapping to make it bang loudly. Then sliding your finger down the silver foil to break off the first finger
90.A Marathon bar (what a Snickers used to be called in Britain).
91.Having to manually unlock a car door.
92.Writing a check.
93.Looking out the window during a long drive.
94.Roller skates, as opposed to blades.
96.Libraries as a place to get books rather than a place to use the internet.
97.Spending your entire allowance at the arcade in the mall.
98.Omni Magazine
99.A physical dictionary — either for spelling or definitions.
100.When a ‘geek’ and a ‘nerd’ were one and the same.


Peter Eisenman Interview

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lo Tigres Del Norte - El Otro Mexico

Humanos Mexicanos - Control Machete

Que vas a poner un muro, sabemos taladrar
y por seguro le damos duro
Za, za, golpe!!!!! Za, za, golpe!!!!!
no pienses que con eso tu me vas a detener
ni de broma ni enserio tu podrás tener los huevos
que tenemos pa' madrearlos y recuerda Pinche Güero
que tus leyes no me rigen ni en tu casa ni en la mía (PincheGüero)
voy a estar sentado como quiera en tu cocina
fumándome un cigarro y tomándome el tequila
viendo tu tele y comiendo tu comida

ya no mas voya correr, ya no mas voy a huir, ya no más voy amorir, me voy a reir de ti

Beavis and Butt-head - Way Down Mexico Way

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Adios...Michael Jackson

Michael representa el pop despues del pop y vuelto pop caduco.

Los dejo con una nota de 'Heriberto Yepez de Milenio Online' y su Archivo hache:

Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson. Foto: Especial

Amo mi moonwalk. Michael Jackson era el mayor ídolo planetario porque representaba la “guerra fría”. La guerra entre contrarios. Paralizados de miedo.

“Guerra fría” significa no dos superpotencias en pugna sino una polaridad psicológica compartida por millones.

Nos infatuamos con Jackson porque él simbolizaba en cuerpo y música la juntura malograda de todo el orbe: pasar del tercer mundo —un negro— al primero —el estrellato—, pasar del humano al post-humano y, ante todo, reconciliar lo femenino y lo masculino, apagar la división interna.

Volverte un smooth criminal; unir lo polar.

Mitad hombre, mitad mujer, mitad negro, mitad blanco, lo ambivalente, una fusión incompleta y, por lo tanto,grotesca. Cuando una fusión es completa es sínfisis, metanoia, superación hegeliana; cuando la fusión queda a medias es crack-up, monstruosidad, caída de torres gemelas.

Por eso sus personajes más célebres son figuras ambiguas: el zombie —mitad vivo, mitad muerto, es decir, tú o yo— de “Thriller” o el hombre que quiere integrar su maldad: “Bad”. Por eso Jackson vestía blanco y negro. Encarnaba las fuerzas opuestas de todo tipo —desde la URSS y USA que se quieren reconciliar: We are the world— hasta su androginia.

Cuando alguien está a punto de rebasar los contrarios pero se estanca, se obsesiona con iconos del renacer, niños o animalitos. La pedofilia de Jackson, apuesto, se debía a que él no pudo mutar, liberarse de su división y la transfirió a lo inocente, lo siguiente, la niñez.

Metamorfosis trunca, luego, obsesión por lo nuevo.

Terminó por huir del “mundo” (su contradicción sin resolver): preferencia sexual, color, identidad en general.

Jackson, al inicio, representó una actitud capaz de rebasar todo antagonismo interno o externo (“just beat it”, decía una célebre letra); cifra del empuje: do it!

Pero pasó de creerlo posible a pedir tregua: “Leave me alone”.

Jackson no pudo hacer de sus dos partes una nueva totalidad. Y como todo lo que no logra la metanoia,implotó.

Como implotaron millones y seguirán implotando por no atreverse a explotar.

Jackson autorretrata esa posibilidad de reconciliación y esa imposibilidad de alcanzarla. Por eso millones le adoran.

Al final, Jackson, emblema de lo blanco y negro, lo maniqueo.

Pedófilo pop y Mike Mouse hiperreal.

Diré por qué el moonwalk enardecía a las masas: volvió hip ¡ir hacia atrás!

El sentido clandestino del moonwalk es que lo mejor es retroceder (The best is to go back). A falta de avance,moonwalkeamos la vida: hacemos glamoroso volver al pasado.

Eso fue el significado de los ochenta y noventa, y el de tu vida. No sólo no querer dar el salto sino —colmo de lo cobarde retrógrada— hacer del retroceso un baile fascinante, una danza de retirada que enloquece a los fans-del-dar-siempre-marcha-atrás.

Yo soy Jacko.

Heriberto Yépez

Thursday, July 2, 2009

yo te necesito - los bukis

Trance - BUKI....!
Empezando el mes y recorrando a mis vecinos y al loco del esheric. Este 8-Track lo ponian dia y noche!!!