“Fare sinergia, unire le forze, sia con le realtà cittadine sia con i territori circostanti, programmare e realizzare progetti: in questo modo si può creare cultura, rilanciare le potenzialità della città […] e intercettare sostegni concreti, tour operator e organizzatori di eventi internazionali che altrimenti, senza una programmazione adeguata, non riuscirebbero a muoversi sulla città.”—» Cremona, porgetti per rilanciare la cultura
“Aristotle recognized that the number three is special because it is the lowest number at which the brain can start to recognize patterns. Aristotle talks about using the number three in three ways. The first is that people will more likely remember something if it is repeated three times. Aristotle’s discussion of this concept has been rephrased by people such as Dale Carnegie into the instructions for public speakers to:
1. Tell them what you’re going to tell them.
2. Tell them.
3. Tell them what you told them.”—(5) Home - Quora
“Sky Saw was a name for a particular sound which had to do with feeding the guitar through a VCS Synthi synthesizer and digital feedback. It’s a specific technical approach for getting the sound. You can get the sound or a very close approximation in a number of different ways, but that was the name he came up with. He came up with that particular sound. Wonderful rrrr. So gripping. Great. Yeah. My response to that is visceral. Now you don’t need lots of clever notes and theories about musical organization. You just hit the G and go rrrr. And that’s it. It’s all over. You know, that used to really frustrate me. There I would be practicing and working hard and all the different things one could play, and yet you turn up the amplifier and hit the one note and it would go hhhhhhmmmmmmzzzm and it would be all you needed. Wonderful appeal. Wonderful appeal.”—Robert Fripp in Eno FAQ 2: about the music
“Apple will roll on just fine, and those invested will continue to propagate the narrative of Apple as Magic Workshop. But these are now, without doubt, the days without surprise. End of cycle. The days before punk, perhaps. Or maybe just the top of a Long Now of circular stagnation in the field. Soundtracked by Coldplay and U2.”—Warren Ellis - Apple Cores | MORNING, COMPUTER
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“Back in the day, there was virtually no documentation or tech support from the creators of the hardware, and as Simon Brattel recalls, “maybe that was for the best”. “We did meet the designers of the Amstrad CPC464, they walked up to our stand at one of the first exhibitions and accused us of modifying the hardware of the Amstrad on our stand because it was doing something they regarded as completely impossible,” he says. “What I was doing was changing the video mode several times during the active video period so that I could mix the different resolutions and have more than four colours, but still use the high resolution mode - that was in Tank Busters… They were quite aggressive about it. I remember being fairly rude about a number of mistakes they’d made in the design. It could have been so much better with a couple of tiny changes that wouldn’t have cost anything at all. Gah…””—Face-Off: ZX Spectrum vs. Commodore 64 • Eurogamer.net