Mark & Wes, in Berkeley, CA at Kips
This show was recorded in a noisy area of Kips in Berkeley. Wes complains about his bubble drink and how it wasn't blended. Mark talks about Walter/Wendy Carlos and Switched on Bach. He has a pic of what looks like a Moog analog system, but there is a possibility that it is just an analog computer. What is it!? Who is the guy? They talk about the first MP3 player and what it looked like in 1998. Wes talks a bit about the unit that Apple examined before the iPod was created. Also his drink is not blended like it should be. Mark suspects that Google created Chrome in order to have something for Android, as well as a way to halt the payments for revenue to the Mozilla Foundation. He also believes their goal is to get people away from being concerned about applications for specific Operating Systems. Wes agrees and talks a bit about Google Docs. Some people think the earth is only 5000 years old and that we never went to the moon. What's next from Apple? New iPhone? iTouch Nano?
Sites of Interest:
- Mark found this picture on a website with unrelated miscellaneous photos, with only the legend: "Moog Synthesizer in the 1970s (a pioneering era of Jean Michel Jarre compositions)". The gentleman in the picture is probably a young Mr. Jarre.
- Official Bob Moog website run by his family; website of his company which still makes new music products; and a YouTube channel with videos of him.
- Walter Carlos turns into Wendy Carlos.
- The first MP3 player from 1998.
- But wait, Kane Kramer invented a portable digital music player in 1979!
- The Diamond Rio 300 made portable MP3 players practical.
- Diamond MultiMedia, makers of the Rio, but more famous now for graphics & sound cards.
- Mark's first iPod was the Apple iPod Mini.
- Google releases Chrome, it's own web browser. People speculate on why: as an application platform, as a mobile browser for Android, or to save money by cutting down Google's payments to Mozilla?
- The Spore Creature Creator is available now, and the game should be available soon.
- How to make a replica of the Apollo guidance computer.
- Example of a website claiming the Earth is only 5,000 years old.
- NASA website debunking moon-landing-skeptics.
- MythBusters episode busting these skeptics..
- Share your purchased iTunes apps with a friend! This works, but warnings: It might not be legal, and Mark's iPhone app problems started several days after he tried this, but it's probably coincidence because a lot of people have the identical problem.