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   RE: [xml-dev] X3D Midi Sensor Node

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Hi Tommie:

True enough but it won't be me.  (Last time 
they let me out of the cage, it confounded 
strategies for exploiting my anonymity.)

A midi control is an interesting thing though. 
It has lots of possible event types and 
therefore, many more things can be controlled 
simultaneously than can be done with a mouse. They 
don't have to be musical as this case proves. 
A midi keyboard is just a complex mouse.
IOW, it is closer to Englebart's original notion 
of a chordal control.  In the drive to innovate 
the windowing GUI, maybe this is a means.  Music 
is chordal (structured simultaneous events) and 
polyphonic (independent semi structured events).
I wonder if one could play an Enterprise Service Bus 
like a rack of synthesizers hooked to a midi patch bay. :-)

Silly things spark innovations sometimes. 
Imaginations catch fire.


From: B Tommie Usdin [mailto:btusdin@mulberrytech.com]

At 12:40 PM -0600 2/22/05, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>This is what I love about open source.  They do the
>stuff no one has yet thought about making a buck
>off of, so it really is virgin, like 50's rock.
>Gad.  We must get some of this to XML 2005.

Or perhaps to Extreme, which is more geared to edge cases. See:

(Papers are due April 15th - there's still time to write one!)


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