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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:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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!)