Sad story of a couple of independent farmers who created “chicken heaven” and produced amazing chickens and eggs that sold to some of the best restaurants in San Francisco and the bay area. Despite having the best product around they still couldn’t make the business work.
The idea of bringing technology out of the screen and into the world really resonates with me, but projects like this sound so hard to actually do on a large scale. It wasn’t easy to build the interstate highway system in the US either, though. Big ideas can come to life.
That article got me really thinking about what that means for humans as a people. Over the past 100 years we’ve increasingly moved away from collaborative working towards competitive. That’s also been a move away from fulfilling and satisfying work. As people become more selfish and greedy they pull even farther away from what actually makes them happy… connections with other people!
Science is fun!
This is really quite a nice read and gives you a lot of insight into what goes into turning a speech from a written form of communication to something more conversational and relatable.
QuNeo was the first Kickstarter project I ever funded and I just got mine in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I’ve only had a few hours to spend with it, but that’s been enough to get a feel for what it’s capable of and what it will do for my setup.
I play live laptop/keyboards/synths/drum machine in a rock-tronic band called Thrillouette in San Francisco. The setup is primarily Ableton Live on a laptop with some midi controllers plugged into it for live control. The controllers include a Softstep from Keith McMillen, the people who make the QuNeo, as well as an Akai MPD32. The QuNeo is expected to replace the MPD32 so I’m going to do a quick comparison of the two.
We recently bought a bunch of Raspberry-Pis as little gifts for our team but I didn’t take one myself… maybe I should re-think that now! I have one of the USB controllers being used there.
There’s been a lot of bitcoin thefts lately and while that’s probably pushing many people away from the nascent digital currency, it also shows that it’s impact on the world economy continues to grow and it’s probably here to stay.
There’s something you can learn from everyone when you pay attention. Watch not only what someone says, but also how they say it. If you disagree with someone’s point of view, there’s even more to learn.