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(05-31-2011, 01:57 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]How about this 1946 iPod predecessor?




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Ha! Very nice Smile. Honestly, its a shame they went out of fashion

(05-31-2011, 01:07 PM)addy Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-31-2011, 01:57 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]How about this 1946 iPod predecessor?




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Ha! Very nice Smile. Honestly, its a shame they went out of fashion
yes,great looking machine and probably easier to handle then my itunes

Marcel Proust (who was not in the habit of leaving his bed) used the Theatrophone to hear opera. It is fascinating that in those days, it was available in London from an opera house in Paris -- in stereo! We seem to have lost something along the way!
yeah i read about it. it was at one point connected to 5 theatres, for a very small fee you could hear a small part of the opera, if your choice was unavailable they played a substitute song, refunds were never given should no opera be available hehe. i think the thing we lost is personal space and taste. we now have little of either.
(06-28-2011, 04:57 AM)abu nuwas Wrote: [ -> ]Marcel Proust (who was not in the habit of leaving his bed) used the Theatrophone to hear opera. It is fascinating that in those days, it was available in London from an opera house in Paris -- in stereo! We seem to have lost something along the way!
We have most certainly lost something... but I must apologise, I can't even think about Marcel Proust without the instant association with Monty Python's Fish Licence sketch:

"I am not a looney! Why should I be attired with the epithet looney merely because I have a pet halibut? I've heard tell that Sir Gerald Nabardo has a pet prawn called Simon - you wouldn't call him a looney - furthermore, Dawn Pailthorpe, the lady show-jumper, had a clam, called Stafford, after the late Chancellor, Allan Bullock has two pikes, both called Chris, and Marcel Proust had an haddock! So, if you're calling the author of 'A la recherche du temps perdu' a looney, I shall have to ask you to step outside!"
what will the next ipad be like, (say 50 years from now)
build into the brain,like everything else
It sound clever, but personally I'd rather not have a lobotomy every time one of my gadgets has a glitch Big Grin
nah,just have a usb port behind your ears
(06-28-2011, 07:13 AM)Leanne Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-28-2011, 04:57 AM)abu nuwas Wrote: [ -> ]Marcel Proust (who was not in the habit of leaving his bed) used the Theatrophone to hear opera. It is fascinating that in those days, it was available in London from an opera house in Paris -- in stereo! We seem to have lost something along the way!

We have most certainly lost something... but I must apologise, I can't even think about Marcel Proust without the instant association with Monty Python's Fish Licence sketch:

"I am not a looney! Why should I be attired with the epithet looney merely because I have a pet halibut? I've heard tell that Sir Gerald Nabardo has a pet prawn called Simon - you wouldn't call him a looney - furthermore, Dawn Pailthorpe, the lady show-jumper, had a clam, called Stafford, after the late Chancellor, Allan Bullock has two pikes, both called Chris, and Marcel Proust had an haddock! So, if you're calling the author of 'A la recherche du temps perdu' a looney, I shall have to ask you to step outside!"

For your sake, Leanne, I hope that you have not committed that to memory -- that really would be a sign of a mis-spent youth!

I don't think Proust is a person you can caricature --- he was as bizarre as it is possible to be, haddock or no. And people brand the English as eccentric! But now I think of it, do you not have a custom of snail-racing, with good money being placed on the winner? Hmmm.....

maybe the next really big breakthrough will be holographic screens.
or computers that can interact with us on a much higher level than they do now.