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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MEDIA

For d'verse open link night #84

TECHNO TECHNO LOGIC



Back in UK AV broadcast history
All we had as kids was monochrome TV
Single channel tune-in to the BBC
Later upgrade that enabled ITV

'Wireless' just meant 'radio' back in the day
AM/FM disco bopping forty-five airplay
All change with the future looming Y2K
Music volume pumped up twenty four hours every day

Years later...

We watched JVC
We had double D
Then came DVD
To our LCD

And today

We've got DAB
Also DAT
Watching VOD
We can PPV

Not to mention Terabyte Technology
Tablet, i-Pod, Mobile Phone and home PC
Image upload and download in full HD
Microchip updates facilitate 3D

Slower mode megapix
Overload of pop chart mix
Throw enough until it sticks
Sell your soul to get your kicks

Slow motion replay
No notion DJ
Do you hear what we say?
Auction it on ebaY!

Internet connection
Virus infection
Maintenance inspection
PC resurrection

Bio logic?
Geo logic?
Patho logic?
Where's the logic?

Pro logic
Psycho logic
Techno
Techno

Techno Logic

68 comments:

  1. Slow motion replay
    No notion DJ
    Do you hear what we say?
    Auction it on ebaY!...nice...ha...wicked flow in this...and we have come a long way...always changing our intials...smiles.

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  2. A cool journey...Internet connection
    Virus infection
    Maintenance inspection
    PC resurrection....
    COOL!

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  3. Remember it all well and like the point of your slightly scary climax -well delivered...

    Reagrds

    Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  4. Remember it all too... Cheers Scott.

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  5. A real trip down memory lane. I was trying to explain 8 track cassettes to my daughter the other day and gave up - lol!

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    1. Should have started with something simple... like reel to reel...! :)

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  6. Technology has really changed over the years ~ I wonder if our children will know what it meant to play outside, just in the field, without games ~ Enjoyed the media replay ~

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    1. You mean physical social interaction... ? Is it safe...?

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  7. Stan, this definitely is a reminder of how technology has changed in only a 'few' years. Who knows what will be the new thing next year?

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    1. Who knows? It's probably already obsolete...

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  8. "Sell your soul to get your kicks." Love that verse. Your poem just reminded me how out of date I am.

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  9. ha...i like...wireless meant radio...cool...my 18 year old daughter was researching something on the internet for school..she looked at me and asked...mom, do you know what LP stands for..? ha...see..smiles

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  10. LP of course... and there was EP... and floppy disc meant 'soft' not 'vinyl'... ... ...

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  11. Enjoyed this - great flow. Tech is taking over. And with all the openings for creativity, where's the new Renaissance?

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    1. It's all around... exactly the same as the old one...

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  12. I love the flow of this piece. As I was reading it, I could hear the underlying beat. This would be a great performance piece, I think, and it would certainly highlight how fast the world has changed/is changing

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  13. Seems like someday soon, everything will be reduced to acronyms. Very nicely done!

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  14. Sometimes it is better just to put the pc down than to cover it in a resurrected gown haha fun write at your site.

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  15. ...and to think all this becomes so much space junk! And look what all these initial cap, abbreviations are doing to language. We'll be talking in letters only soon! Good recap here of technology..sinister, real, and original!

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  16. Remember when Peeps rode into town, robbed bank, and rode away in a blaze of gunfire? Now we can rob a country's secrets from 5,000 miles distant...without leaving our desk/chair...

    You write doggone good, factually funny, deliciously readable.
    Thanks for visiting Fourth Dimension today.
    PEACE!

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  17. I lived this!! You had me laughing out loud :-) Brilliant and fun

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  18. Ditto me, started out with monochrome TV and single channel entertainment. Fun and catchy poem. Nice to meet you.

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  19. Oh how the times do keep rolling on. You were definitely taking me back! Fun techno timeline :)

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    1. A week or two from now, we'll be laughing at how primitive things are today...!

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  20. great fun to read. there are a few acronyms I didn't get... need to brush up on my techie side.
    really enjoyed.

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    1. You're probably far too young to remember them :)

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  21. This is fast and catchy, left my brain whirling and I liked it. :)

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  22. some tight wordplay here. oh, how the times have changed. :)

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  23. Nicely Stan, but I think I'll stick to my trusty tranny, that's a transistor radio, in case you were wondering.

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    1. Nice one... Hey... remember ghetto Blasters...?

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  24. Really good and so true, the worlds gone mad since those days of black and white tellys in big square boxes!

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    1. And you had to get out of your chair to change channel... if you had more than one...!

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  25. love the use of technology here. very effectively used as metaphor. Nicely done. Thanks

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  26. Ha ha, now I know why I am so confused and so technologically challenged...terrific poem so very much enjoyed.!

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  27. Love the flow to this, Stan. I wonder what is coming next myself.

    Pamela

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  28. it makes you crave trees doesn't it

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  29. very cool, the rhythm sounds like rap to me, great flow!

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  30. I fell right into the flow of this...the path we have taken in technology is boggling. wonderful expression. ~ Rose

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  31. Yes-I started reading this out loud about halfway through and felt like an MC by the end. Great rhythms. I remember the day Channel 4 was going to start and feeling excited about it. On came Countdown!

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  32. I understood the first lines well - they talked of times I knew well. More simple times. Things got more confusing towards the end as technology kept changing. In fact, I do not even know what kind of technology I am using.

    Your poem and its structure captured the fast and confusing changes so well. Very well done. :-)

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  33. Next stop: mental telepathy--no need for an interface.

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  34. What a wonderful alphabet soup of technology. It's truly overwhelming and you capture it well.

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