December 01, 2004

A Bright Bleat

Smirk. I have caught James Lileks in ignorance regarding one of the most pervasive ornaments in our lives. In today's Bleat he is complaining about the bright chang sound Microsoft Word makes when you save a document. He presumes that he is getting

the end result of three guys who spent a year figuring out the perfect sound, all the while knowing that if they set foot in Apple’s interface department they would feel like pimply mouth-breathing nerds with pocket protectors and damp cheesy skin who’d stumbled into an all-girl sorority kegger.

As a matter of fact he is getting the work of well-known sound artist Brian Eno, who found that creating eighty four tiny jewels broke a creative logjam for him.

Posted by triticale at December 1, 2004 07:43 AM
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