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Nov 14, 2008



This week we're starting off with a bit of discussion on the outcome of the election and the sudden death of author Michael Crichton. From there we talk about digital photography and in a larger sense the differing schools of photography. Eventually we get into the idea of 'future proof' technology, then we talk about some of the recent news coming out about Windows 7. Finally, back to politics and the nature of bigotry. Enjoy!

Opening Music: "Alive WIP v2" by George Carpenter
Closing Music: "Blau.ton" by Rauschwerk


Dmitriy
almost ten years ago

Couldn\'t help writing about Ian Malcolm after listening to first part of your show about Michael Crichton.

From Wikipedia: \"Six years after surviving the disaster on Jurassic Park, eccentric mathematician Ian Malcolm and spoiled, rich genius Richard Levine are researching InGen\'s mysterious Site B, and its exact location, after learning of its existence.\"

Although Malcolm was killed in Jurassic Park - he is the main protagonist in the book The Lost World.

Just a piece of curious oddity... And give The Lost World some credit - it\'s not that bad.

Joe
almost ten years ago

To each their own, but I don\'t forgive bad writing in comics that brings back dead characters, so I can\'t let it pass for Crichton either.

Dave (UK)
almost ten years ago

I was particularly impressed with Crichton\'s research and bibliography for State of Fear. By all accounts this book polarises peoples\' opinions as much as the subject of the book. The only book of his I\'ve come into contact with and one I commend to all.

Viz. politics. I think short term the world is collectively sighing with relief. It is appropriate to represent this landmark although it is potentially divisive to continue referring to Obama as an African-American. I thought you were all Americans, isn\'t that the point? Hyphenating anyone only serves to highlight the differences rather than emphasising that which you all have in common. Personally, I don\'t think much will change. Rahm Emanuel? Didn\'t he serve under Clinton? Sounds like change to me! Politics is pretty much bullshit. Always has been, always will be. There you go. Political bullshit is future-proof!

Old news probably but just came across this and thought of Vista.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1886349

If Microsoft built The Matrix...