Friday, September 07, 2007

msb-0197 A Slender Glass Thread (part "un":-)

msb-0197 A Slender Glass Thread (part "un":-)

Feedback comes first, so...

I'm back to the essay form to make a point of an observation...


"Alors les Francophones, vous attendez apres quoi exactement? L'offre est encore bonne. Joignez vous a et creez un podcast en Francais"

"Dann die Deutschen warten Sie, nach denen genau? Das Angebot ist noch gut. Verbinden Sie hat Ihnen und Verursachen Sie ein podcast auf Deutsch."

(Translation courtesy of Babel Fish [ ]) speech courtesy of AT&T research [ ]

---- "Welcome to the Internet" by: "Futuristic Sex Robotz"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

This is "your" segment.

Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

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And could someone write a review of this podcast on iTunes [ ] You can just select the link and scroll down the iTunes page to "Customer Reviews"

---- "Glass" by: "The Panic Attacks"

Feed Me comes third, so...

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Consider advertising on this podcast.

Reminders on this segment only cost $0.03 per reminder per download of an episode. (A $30CPM targeted at MSers.)

It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

But MSBPodcast is 100% in your market, and you only pay per download of your material.

No play, no pay.

Reach the MSers who would buy your therapy, product, good or service, with-out having to waste your advertising money on anyone who is "not" interested...

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---- "Okee-Dokee: Heather Trills and Glasses Clink and the Casio Plays" by: "Al Phlipp and The Woo Team"


The internet will continue, woven together by slender threads of glass, for as long as there is a civilization, despite all of the changes that it will put that civilization through.

---- "Glass of Inspiration" by: "Ethan Stone"


We are standing on the plane of an infinite shore of a fractal sea of glass, smooth and incredibly pure, sending our messages without needing to put them in physical bottles.

They reach their destinations almost at at the same instant that we drop them into/onto the sea. (The power of the "almost" which falls out of the asynchronous TCP/IP is enormous and will be explored in a later essay.)

As such the service the sea provides is invaluable, but not unappreciable.

No one wants to go back to the bad old days when we relied on the use of physical means of transport to convey information.

"No one."

Any commercial venture is enhanced by it. (No one wants to go back to posting lookouts to watch for the merchant ships to come in. No one wants to go back to waiting without news and fretting over their investment. No one wants to go back to misers foolishly counting their ducats while the rest of the world stagnates.)

Any military adventure is enhanced by it. (No commander wants to go back to being blind, deaf and dumb, waiting for news from the front. They "started" the concepts behind internet. [Talk about unanticipated results.])

Any educational enterprise is enhanced by it. (No teacher wants to go back to reading unintelligible and uninspired hand scrawled ramblings copied almost, but not quite, verbatim from some encyclopedia in the school library by some disinterested students.)

Any political campaign is enhanced by it. (But we hold our politicians up to constant scrutiny and we expect them to also be perfect. [I'll take a real flawed human being over some plastic poser. {We have to get over our expectation of perfection because it is unattainable.}])

Any cultural expression is enhanced by it. (Text, images, audio or video can already be transmitted flawlessly. The quality of the reproduction is now a problem to be controlled at the receiving end.)

Any scientific endeavor is enhanced by it. (I would venture to say that modern explorations of reality, in any field, would not exist without it. [Scientific progress is measured both by what you learn and by what you discover and transmit to your peers.])

As such, and because of such, the internet is too valuable, even to those who are trying to suppress it.

But it comes at a cost.

It is transformative.

It does not matter where the energy come from or how it is produced, it will favor the production of electrical energy.

Those with the means to produce such energy will be the "haves" of the planet, those without will be the "have nots".

Linguistic barriers and cultural barriers are to be hurdled with care and with sensitivity as to what lies on the other side.

Rushing in like bulls in china shops is a guaranty of some broken crockery and damage to the bulls' hides as well.

---- "Dark Glass" by: "Juan Sanchez"


I can imagine a circumstance where there is a planet without an internet, but not a civilization.

The internet will continue, woven together by slender threads of glass, for as long as there is a civilization, despite all of the changes that it will put that civilization through.

Only once the threads are finally gone, broken all into disconnected shard, there will be no more human civilization on this planet.

---- "a moment in the glass" by: "lo-fez beagle chowder"


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