A ONCE-A-WEEK (or so) LIST OF WHAT I GIVE A DAMN ABOUT. WITH 10 = MOST IMPORTANT; AND 1 = NOT SO MUCH
Words : The New Annotated Qapek Dictionary.
QQ : 1 SHARE :
SHARE : When an original holder grants a partial use to another.
Is sharing something that you do not own, actually sharing?
Sharing music gets to be a sort of feudal, potentate thing. The king throws out scraps to the mob, who scramble to grab at what they can get because it’s free. They claim their 'share' and share they do.
Then the king taxes them. Then the mob steals to pay their taxes.
Therefore, Universal Galaxic Limited, Inc., ( UGLI ) release teasers to YouTubify; we download a bunch of content and then UGLI sues us for stealing their stuff.
The circle is broken.
I want my share!
QQ : 2 USER :
USER : One who partakes in the legal enjoyment of property.
When I watch a film on Netflix, apparently, I am a User. When I stream audio on Spotify, I am a User. The problem with the word USER is that the implied contract between the creator and the User is distorted by the middle man, the conveyor or the agent.
When The Creator made the Universe, we became users of his creation. Then came the intermediaries. Before them, we were in Eden. Then we were cast out and had to go through the middle man to enjoy creation.
Is there some reptile that could be applied to this contemporary contract? Are the intermediaries actually the original original sinners?
I'll just take one bite of that i-Apple and see what happens.
QQ : 3 NEWS
Reporting from the rear.
Is unverified blogging and tweeting actually "news" ?
Perhaps, I am a first offender. However, I prefer to be embedded in my own bed. I prefer to access news from the front... the actual front rather than the virtual front, or from the rear.
Then again, aggregating is downright theft with Huff-n-Puff, the first offender. AGGREGATE....there’s another word to love to hate, almost on a par with USER.
QQ : 4 OCCUPY
Here is an odd turn of phrase. Heisenberg postulated that the act of observation changes the observed object.
The Occupiers observe themselves, as they occupy via tweets and Facebook posts, as they are observed, observing themselves, complaining that they are being ignored by the media as they are observed, observing themselves.
Their aim is true, however, their voyeurism is troubling because the message is retained within the group.
More troubling still are memories of Kent State, as we fire on our own as they tweet to each other.
QQ : 5 CONTENT
We used to write songs. Now we provide Content.
QQ : 6 PRODUCT
We used to make records. Now we manufacture Product to give away free in order to sell MERCHANDISE.
QQ : 7 MELODY
A useful definition of music is: "organized noise"
Music, therefore, does not necessarily have a component of melody.
Although, I personally still whistle a happy tune.
It occurs to me that we all like a good story and we all enjoy a good tune.
Verdi and Gershwin wrote some decent tunes. Homer and Saramago wrote some decent stories.
I like a good story and I hope to write some good tunes.
QQ : 8 CLOUD
A Cloud contains water vapour that eventually becomes precipitation.
A book contains the accumulated knowledge of humanity
The Cloud contains water vapour that eventually becomes precipitation that drains away.
QQ : 9. LEADERS & FOLLOWERS
A Leader, as in "loss leader", is something that is put out there for free.
In the Twit-verse, a Follower is a statistic that follows the loss leader.
QQ : 10. FRIEND
What was once an acquaintance of a non- biblical, or biblical sense, is now a Facebook statistic pronounced 'Fraaand' according to the Valley-speak Elocution Authority.