17 August 2008

oh grand and powerless technology!

It doesn't seem irrational to make statements such as "iTunes can read minds" anymore. Right? On shuffle it'll play the perfect song, we'll strive to match it to the situation with a bit of coincidence, or confidence in its psychic properties. This program must know so much about me - you know, for a computer program. How often I listen to a song and when I get stuck on a certain one (playing it over 40 times in three days for instance), what time of day or night I play music the most, when I'm on a downloading kick. If only it had the power to truly understand what other value music holds, and what it personally means to each of us. It'd have the power to destroy. The emotional investment is incredible.

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