Monday, December 01, 2014

Clavicle


Clavicle

Sunday, November 30, 2014 11:48:15 AM

i’ve been agonizing over a good name for this for a very long time, & The Name Clavicle just suddenly jumped into my head. i was looking for a friendly, nice sounding, easy to remember name, & i also wanted it unique enough, so that it’d come up on a search engine without too many competing responses. While The Clavicle is a Common Bone in The Human & Animal Skeletons, & while it is easily broken, which may result in many search engine questions; i am holding to this as an alternative to a completely made up name like; Ardnin, Eaende, Atehu, Plihea, Owde, Ifead or Blecol.

Or Acronyms like:

WALNUT : ( ? )

BANDITO : ( ? )

PARSLEY : ( ? )

PIGLET : ( ? )

IPECAC : ( ? )

FAERYLAND : ( ? )

HIRSUTE : ( ? )

TYLWYTH : Terminal Yogic Logical Widget Yggdrasil Taboo Hagfish

POTLATCH : Personal Object TraversaL Autonomous Teleological Cogitative Helper

 

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Anways

 

The App is like a very small fragile bone of The Skeleton that has one end anchored to your Chest, Right Above your Heart, & Equidistance from your Brain; & Connects to your Arms making The Clavicle The Keystone Bone to Getting Things Done from Elemental Ideas & Enthusiastic Determination.

 

The App is A Very Raw, Very Elemental Calculator that is a cross between An HP 48gx, The Children’s Programming Language ‘Scratch’ & A Finger Painting Application for your Android or iPad.

 

The Great Strength of Clavicle is that it is so Elemental & Simple that Anyone can just pick it up & use it, but It draws upon an Expandable Library or Warehouse of User Written Programs that Once in The Library, may be Used in Exactly The Same Way as Any Other Command or Function.

So That as more & more Users of The App write their own New Commands & Functions & Share them through an Online Repository; The Functionality of Any Given Clavicle App Becomes Greater & Greater, & Fits The Needs of Each User, without Filling The User’s Tablet with Routines that they Don’t Want or Need.

 

What if Someone were to write a very mischievous Routine & contributed it to The Online Repository ( ? )

So What.

Firstly; Since The App Executes all Programs so Quickly;

Because; A) It’s just fast to begin with & B) The Elemental App has numerous ‘BitCode’ Routines to Process The kinds of Data Lists that are The Usual Culprits in Slowing Down an Otherwise Short & Simple Program.

So That all Routines that anyone may download will be in ’Plain-Script’ The Nearly Plain English Programming Language, which may be easily examined, & if such a Routine is Discovered, it can be removed from The Repository.

Before it’s discovered however; It still can’t get into any real mischief because all Programs are Run inside an Enclosed Chicken Coop. No Program can look outside The Chicken Coop or Send anything outside The Chicken Coop. All Data that is Manipulated is Taken from The Seed Bin & Sent to The Excrement Pail. From There; The User must very Consciously use it in some more Global Manner.

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The Initial App Offering ( Right out of The Box )

Comes with a Full Regiment of Arithmatic & Simple Algebraic Functions, List, String, Graphic, Tagged, Complex & Array Objects & Functions that Relate to these Object Types in An Elemental Building Block Kind of Way.

It also has a Fully Fractional Propositional Logic Language for Programming, which is like Boolean Logic, Except that instead of using Functions which Return either & 0 or 1, Fractional Propositional Logic has all The Usual Logical Operations that Return a Solution from Zero to One, with all Values In Between.

It also has a Stack; But you can use Variable if you want.

The Interface is very Menu Driven, that The User can Customize to their Heart’s Content.

To Write a Program; The User uses PreFormed ‘Bricks’ to make a Flow-Chart.

This Approach is Highly Customizable, with lots of gaps for Variables & Programing Decision Making.

If you want; You can type up a Program with a Keyboard, & then Sideload it into The Tablet’s App. This Typed Language looks very much like RPL, such that ‘Reserved’ Words are included in The Program without any special Delimiters or Quantifiers. There’s almost no Punctuation or Structure in between The Commands, Functions, Variables & Logic Branches.

RPL to add two numbers together is : 2 2 + : with The Result left on The Stack

Algebraically; That could be : ’n = 2 + 2’ or ‘2 + 2’ n

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The Great Strength of Clavicle is that The Initial App is a Barebones, Nearly Empty Box that will be Filled up as More Users contribute Routines for The Library. It doesn’t have to be A Finished Michelangelo Sculpture when you take The Wrapping off of it.

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i have noticed that many Apps & devices that are now available have a lot of built in ‘Limitations’ ( ! ) i don’t know why The Manufactures would do this, but it’s pretty crazy. Maybe they understand that if these things were Genuinely Functional; They could be used for Great Evil.

Well.

 

Clavicle could be used for Great Evil. Accept that.

The -New- Star Wars


Monday, December 1, 2014 5:58:20 AM

The -New- Star Wars

 

Ugh !

i just saw some snippets of The ’New’ Star Wars, & it is so obviously a ClipArt Collage of The Previous StarWars, Particularly The First Three, That is; 4, 5 & 6 ( ! )

 

This revisits a similar problem that i have with All The Reboots & Continuances of Star Trek; In which The Original Star Trek with Shatner & Nimoy, featured at least 5 or 6 really, genuinely Hugely Original Ideas to Fantasy/SciFi :

 

btw : The OS Star Trek was a Fantasy ( Dream Time ) Program, Not A Science Fiction Program. All of The Star Treks After The OS Star Trek -Were- Science Fiction Programs.

 

a) The Design of The Enterprise, which was Completely Different from Any Spaceship prior to that.

 

b) The Transporters

 

c) Phasers, which were arguably different from Lasers, in that They were more like a Force Projection Beam, Rather than a Cutting Tool.

 

d) The Tricorder, which came out at a time that Video Recording was in it’s infancy.

 

e) The Tiny Medical Scanner & Scanning Bed.

 

f) The Communicator, which came out After The Man from UNCLE’s Communicator Pen, And at time when Walkie Talkies were very Common, But still many, many years before Cell Phones.

 

g) A Fairly Broad Spectrum of Genuinely Alien Creatures that appeared beside The Absurdly Bipedal, English Speaking Humanoids ( ! )

 

h) The Universal Translator, whose Operation was explained to some degree.

 

i) The Food Replicators, whose functionality may or may Not have been based on Atomic Printing.

 

j) Warp Drive was Fairly Old Hat by Then.

 

k) Force Fields / Deflectors had been in Lost in Space.

 

l) ( ? )

 

The Problem i have with this is that in all The Revisitations of Star Trek, even The ones that took place hundreds of years after The OS Star Trek, There was only The Barest Technological Innovation & Certainly No New Big Ideas.

 

i’ve often Speculated that it would be Fun to have a Film of The Future, say; 500 years into The Future, & Everything would be Completely Incomprehensible ! ( ! )

 

Spaceships would Certainly Not have Consoles covered with Buttons !

 

The Spaceships of The Deep Future would probably Not even Closely Resemble Physical Machines. ! They’d be more like Lawn Chairs & A Blanket laid out on a Freshly Mown Backyard.

 

btw : one of my favorite bits from The OS Star Trek was a Scene in which Kirk & Spock were operating The Transporter Console & The View was from The Far Right, & The Control Panel was Arguably a little too ‘Bare’, So Roddenberry or The Set Designer decided to fill it in a bit with A Surface of PingPong Balls cut in half. !!! That sort of thing, to my way of thinking far Surpasses anything that they had in ST-NG or Voyager.

 

Another small point : i had become rather annoyed that on The TV Series Star-Gate SG1 ( isn’t that redundant ? ), The Evil Aliens would often use Earth Guns to Dispatch Their Enemies. Granted; They would often use The Lightning Rods, but Contemporary Guns were far too common.

i was thinking that it would have fun, If every time an Alien used a weapon of somekind, it would be, or have an Entirely Unique Effect on The Victim !

 

One of The Very Fun things about The Original Star Trek was that whenever you saw an Alien using a Transporter Device, The Effect Would be Subtly Different from The ‘Federation’ Transporters.

 

Simply Disintegrating someone is archaically frumpy.

 

Victim bursts into Confetti.

 

Victim flattens out into a cut-out.

 

Victim’s Shadow Remains & Runs off.

 

Twirly Light turns Victim to Water

 

Modulated Hiss/Crackle/Whistle Crystalizes Victim

 

Rings of Light Envelope Victim with A Sparkling Bubble that then shrinks to The Size of a Pingpong Ball

 

Beads of Light Changes The Victim into An Improbable ( x

 

Bolt of Lightning Changes Victim into Photograph, which remains active for few minutes, as The victim in The photo slowly ‘freezes’ into a horrified pose.

 

Light Bulb causes The Victim to become transparent and Evaporate

 

TV Program causes The Victim’s Brain to Liquify and Leak out their Ears

 

Clown Horn causes The Victim to Explode into Buttons

 

Crayon is shoved up The victims nose, which causes their hair to start growing & growing until there is nothing left but hair.

 

Gun which instead of pushing out a bullet, sucks in a portion of The victim.

 

Hand full of powder is thrown on a lawn, causing all The grass to suddenly become carnivorous, immediately eating The victim from The feet up.

 

A Man is Arguing with another Man in an Office; The Man behind The Desk becoming Furious with The Other Man, which Senses this & Begins to Flee towards the Door; As he attempts to Escape, The Man behind The Desk is only able to pick up a Stapler, which he Begins to Hysterically fire at The Running Man that is able to leap behind The Door to The Office, But after he slams it shut & Collapses in Apoplexic Fear, The Staples Penetrate The Thick Door, Revealing Tiny Prongs beside The Man’s Head & Body.

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Michael Brown Fiasco


Thursday, November 27, 2014 7:09:05 AM

The Michael Brown Fiasco

 

In full disclosure; i have Not been particularly following this news story, & i didn’t even watch The Full Interview with Darren Wilson But i did listen to a snippet of it, & based on The bits that i heard, & based on how i interpreted these comments, i would have been more prone ( Not Less So ) to riot in The Streets & get into mischief.

 

BTW : The -Intentionality- &/or -Functionality- of turning over cars, burning down businesses & throwing Molotov Cocktails at whom or whatever Makes ( Sense ) when you consider The Consequences of these Actions; The Net Effect ( Hopefully ) will be that The ‘Community’ that Elects their Mayor & Police Chief, will put more responsible hamsters in control of their city at some future time.

 

Granted ; That’s Not The Repercussions that are usually experienced.

 

Anyways.

 

What i thought was The most interesting, was that Darren Wilson, as i recall ( ? ) reported having tried to shoot Michael Brown Twice, but his Gun Misfired both Times !

 

( Prior to successfully shooting him (x numbers of times. / And Also; What i find very ( Annoying/Disturbing ) in these cases, is that The Police Officer will invariably ( Invariably ) fire off dozens & Dozens of shots, Of which, only a tiny Fraction of which will hit their Desired Target. This Suggests to me, ( ? ) that The Police Officers are in a Blind Panic, In a State of Hysteria during The Shooting. Granted; When someone is Attacking You, or Shooting at =You=, It may be entirely reasonable that you would Act ‘Irresponsibly’, But Police Officers should be held to a much, Much Higher Standard, Not, As they usually are, To a much Lower Standard. Clearly; The Things that Police Officers do & are Not held accountable for, would land any Ordinary Muggle in Prison for A Term of The Long Tooth. ) ( ! )

 

Anyways.

 

As a side issue; Actually, there are several side issues, & i shouldn’t allow myself to fall into another tangental digression, But i’m sure that in The Few Days right after The Shooting, Darren was reported to have been aware of The Strong Arm Robbery by Someone that may have Resembled Michael Brown, of The Convenience Store of some minor merchandize, But Now, The Spin on all of this is that Darren originally Stopped Michael because it was merely acting oddly. ( ? )

 

The Other Side Issue is that it seemed very odd to me that The Local Police & Media were very slow to report The circumstances of The confrontation ( accurately ), but instead allowed local Rumors to be widely distributed as News Worthy Revelations ( ? )

 

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Anyways.

 

i was originally thinking; What if you were in somekind of scuffle with a Police Officer ( or Anyone permitted by The Judicial System to summarily murder people ) & The PO had made it reasonably clear ( by Attempting to shoot you twice ) that they intended to murder you

 

“Do you have a legal foundation to defend yourself?”

 

It seems that you do Not.

This sort of thing has cropped up from time to time under a variety of circumstances, & it is always very clear that if a police officer is intent on murdering you, it is your responsibility as a good citizen to allow them to do so.

 

This situation is slightly complicated if you’re in The process of robbing a bank ( or Whatever ) & upon exiting The Bank, you are confronted with numerous police officers, with their guns drawn, ( which suggests to me that they have every intent on shooting you / Is it ‘Reasonable’ to assume that when someone is pointing a gun at you that they intend to shoot you with it, or is it ‘more’ ‘reasonable’ to believe that they are merely ’Threatening’ you, without any serious intent to do you serious harm ( ? ) )

 

Under this situation; Do you have a right to defend yourself ?

 

i would ‘guess’ that most people would say ’No!’ you do Not !

But that seems very odd to me.

 

What if instead of Bank Robbery, you were breaking ‘The Law’ by J-Walking, & a police officer drew his gun on you.

Is is reasonable to believe that this police officer is crazy, & would you then be permitted to shoot The police officer in self defense. ( ??? )

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

An Experiment with Issuu

I recently tried to upload to documents to Issuu using TextEdit,
And the results were imperfect, but not a disaster.


The Two Documents are The Dorodango Project
Which is intended to provide a solution for homelessness


and A Expansive list of Potential Mouse Names !


I just noticed that this method of creating pdf's for Issuu is imperfect in several respects and won't be used again !!!


eh !



Friday, November 07, 2014

What are Not Paradoxes


Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:52:04 PM

What are Not Paradoxes

 

i don’t believe in what are commonly called Paradoxes; Which are usually in The Form of A Self-Referential Statement, such as ‘This Sentence is False’ or The Slightly more Amusing Statement ‘Thas Sentince Contians Fife Errors.’ In this latter case; The Errors may be interpreted in a Variety of Ways, but The Intended Joke is that The Fifth Error is that there are only Four Structural Errors.

The Other kind of Paradox is The More Elaborate Paradoxical Story or Impossibility of Reality that is Revealed; Such as Zeno’s Assertions that Motion is Impossible, or The Delightful ‘The UnExpected Quiz’ in which a Teacher reminds her class that Next Week at 9am on one of The WeekDays, She will administer an Unexpected Quiz. That is; The Quiz will be Unexpected.

One of The Clever Students has something of an Epiphany & decides that if The Quiz isn’t given on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday; it can’t be given on Friday, Because everyone that remembers that there will be an unexpected quiz that week, will be expecting it. This Pundit then realizes that if The Quiz can’t be given on Friday, The Same Irrefutable Logic exposes The Greater Truth, That The Test can’t be given on Thursday either. And then; Wednesday is also forbidden, as well as Tuesday or Monday. The Unexpected Quiz can’t be given on Any Day of The Following Week ( ! )

The Most Paradoxical Truth however is that if The Quiz were given on Friday, it will be Doubly ( ? ) Unexpected, Especially to those that are Most Certain that it Absolutely Can’t be given on Friday ( !!! )

 

What my position is; Is that all such Brain Twisters occur only because The Sentence or Story is ‘Somehow’ Forbidden within The Confines of What we Allow as ‘Permissible’ Sentences or Logical Narratives.

There are plenty of Sentences that just Silly or UnIntelligible in some obvious way; So that Paradoxes are ‘Illegal’ in this sense, but it may be very difficult to determine exactly how The Sentence or Story should be InComprehensible.

 

But There is Another kind of Wry Description of (x that is Mysterious in some UnPrescribed Way that makes it seem Paradoxical, Both True & False Simultaneously.

 

One example of this is Facebook.

 

Facebook is both very Popular, & Amazingly Dysfunctional at The Same Time.

 

The Dysfunctionality is that Whenever you post something on Facebook, it reminds ‘Viable’ for only a very short time, before it’s ‘Pushed Down’ by more Crap being added to your Wall.

So whenever i see that something is ‘Liked’ 30 or 40 times, i wonder; Where are all these Viewers that are standing by The Window of Opportunity to ‘Like’ it before it Disappears into The Void.

 

i suspect that The Solution to this is something that i perceive as Very Sad. And that is; There is a Huge Repository of ‘Viewers’ that sit in front of their Computers all day long, Watching Their Facebook Walls, waiting for something new to be added to it.

i have witnessed this in Newsgroups, in which i can visit this group on any given day, or time of The Day, & post a question, & invariably a ‘Regular’ to this Group will respond within Minutes.

 

What actually ‘Provokes’ me to contribute this missive to my UnRead Blog ( UnReadable ? ) is that no one ( Rarely ) adds a Comment, which is also applicable to my Flickr Album, or To Things that i Post of Facebook, While other Items, by other Contributors, get Incessantly ‘Liked’ or ‘Faved’ or Commented on for their most Benign & Wearisome Items.

 

After a Tiny Amount of Investigation into this; i have discovered that these Posters have a Vast & Gratuitous Number of Friends or Contacts, of which; If even a Tiny Subset of these Dust Motes See an Item appear on Facebook, & only a Tiny Subset of Those ‘Like’ it, that still comes to Dozens or Dozens & Dozens of Confirmation of The Item.

 

Is this Cheating ? ( a )

 

But aside from that; i am even more bitter that many of my truly amazing contributions are being disregarded &/or snubbed, for what may be; all The wrong reasons.

 

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Something that i noticed when i was around 12 years old, was that being famous is a full time job. If you allow yourself to be out of The Limelight for a single afternoon, Fame Hungry Wolverines & Badgers will Push you aside & Leap in to take your  Place.

It is indeed Fascinating how a Celebrity is so quickly forgotten after their ‘Hit’ TV Show is Dropped from Circulation, & how Quickly thereafter, We find this Former ‘Star’ Celebrity taking The Most Horrifically Demeaning Rolls as Bit Players in what are Currently ‘The Popular’ Shows.

 

If Evolution may be thought of as An Eat or Be Eaten Reality, Then This Universal Edict applies across The Board to Nearly Everything.

Intolerable Sounds


Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:33:45 PM

Intolerable Sounds

 

i have an aunt that can’t stand The Sound of A Balloon Being Twisted.

i used to, & still do, i suppose ( ? ) can’t stand The Sound of A Metal Spoon or other utensil scraping against a Metal Pan.

 

But more recently; in past few years ( ? ), i have become absolutely intolerant of Knocking on a Door, Specifically; Three Knocks.

Curiously; This Rabid Aversion, which produces an immediate attack of Deep Anxiety, only seems to occur when i hear this sound on The TV or Radio. It doesn’t occur at all when someone knocks on my own door, which i perceive as gentle tapping, which i often don’t even ‘hear’ ( ! ? ) i instead become ‘aware’ that someone has knocked on my door, & i get up to answer it, all The while wondering if someone has knocked on my door ( ? ) 

 

( ? )

 

i also find ( to a much lesser extent ) The Sound of The Old Fashion ( circa 1950s ) Telephone Ringing very annoying; Which is making something of a Retro Comeback on Cellphones ( ! )

 

Do you know anyone that you can’t stand to hear them talking ?

There is a certain ‘Self-Assured’ ‘Tone’ of Voice, when spoken by ( Women ) ( ! ), that i can’t stand.

 

i very much enjoy that weird cadence that many OCD or Autistic Children or Adults speak in. That Up & Down ( Question Asking ) Inflection that Ignores Sentence Construction. i love that, & have tried to imitate it, but i can’t seem to get it right ( ! )

 

There are also some people that speak in a Frequency that i suspect resonates with a listeners skeleton that makes listening to Them intolerable.

 

Then; Opposite of that; There are people that have such a melodious voice that listening to them is so enjoyable that it is difficult to follow what they are saying ( ! ) .

 

There is now something on The Internet that has to do with Whispering that some people insist causes somekind of Mental Orgasm. i don’t experience this myself, but i am sympathetic that this may be real. This phenomena is also associated with other sounds as well.

 

It is a well known dictum of Teachers of Young Children, & Adults as well, that if you really want someone to listen to you, you shouldn’t yell, you should whisper. In The Middle of an Hysterical Argument, this is hard to remember, which is why, you should teach this trick to your children when they are very young.

 

Of course; Though; As a recipient of this technique, It Does have The Potential of Being Extremely Annoying, Such as when you are complaining about shoddy service from a big International corporation, & The Service Provider is ‘Too’ Calm. If you weren’t on The Phone, i’m sure you are often severely tempted to punch them right in The face, irregardless of how much of a pacifist you are in The Classroom.

It would be much better if they just admitted that they have no idea what you’re talking about, & confide with you that The Company Sucks Raw Gizzard Eggs for Breakfast, & how much they hate their job, but this is The only thing that they could find with their extensive criminal record.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Two Kinds of Books ( One Kind )


Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:31:01 PM

The Two Kinds of Books ( One Kind )

 

In The Very Near Future, Possibly as early as tomorrow, There will be Two Kinds of Books. & this Division Extends to Children’s or Adolescent Books;

1 ) Coffee Table Books

2 ) Electronic ( Digital Tablet ) Books

 

Electronic, Digital Books are for Reading, Principally Classical ( Novella ) Fiction, or Very Dry Non-Fiction.

All Non-Fiction though, Written with The Intention of Being Educational, Should be Published as Coffee Table Books.

 

By Coffee Table Books; i mean;

Big Illustrated Pages with Prose Poems for Text.

 

Although The Classic Coffee Table Book is Usually Pretty Large, Intended to be Read ( or Perused ) while laying Flat on A Table or On Lush Carpeting, while you lay prone, supported by Decorative Throw Pillows, The Coffee Table book may easily be much smaller. i have several very small books of this genre, which often take The Form of 500 (x.

 

Such as my Beloved _500 Chairs_ Book / © 2008 Lark Books

 

Most Art Books would take this Form.

As a small side note; i can Not Stand ( Stomach ) Art books with either No Pictures, or Poorly Reproduced Black & White Images.

Ugh. ( ! )

OR :

Any book with A Photo Insert Section.

 

i have often thought; ( or asked )

How well do Children’s Books Sell ?

 

Sure; There are lots of Children, & Any Good Parent buys their children lots of Books, But The Children’s Book Market is also Fully Saturated, So that any Given Children’s Book is Competing Against a Much Larger ( Genre ) of Books, as opposed to any given cheaply reproduced Science Fiction Paperback or Romance Novel.

 

But, you see;

The Point i am making, is that Children’s books are always Lushly Produced with huge Colorful Pages.

Why aren’t all books made like this ?

That is my Question ?

 

Specifically;

i often come across Fringe Science, or Science Books that have few illustrations, or very poorly reproduced illustrations, & i have thought, why wasn’t this book created with The Same Enthusiasm as any given children’s book ?

i am sure ( ? ) That if it were, it would enjoy a much broader readership. As i just pointed out ( Asked ), It can’t be all that much more expensive to make such a book, Although i would allow that it would seem that it Should be much more expensive.

How then, can The Children’s Book Market Persist ?

 

i suspect that one solution for this puzzle is that many writers of ‘Intellectual’ or ‘Pseudo-Intellectual’ Books, have this kooky idea that books with ‘Pictures’ in them, are Necessarily ‘Children’s Books’, So that if they do find themselves obligated to include a photograph, graphic image or illustration for some reason, they make sure that it is of The Poorest Imaginable Quality so that it Won’t Be Aesthetically Appealing ( !!! )

 

i find it Incomprehensible how any, ( Literally ANY ) Publisher or Editor would allow an otherwise scholarly book of any real merit, to be Published with these gawd-awful illustrations or photographs in them ( ? )

 

What are they Thinking ?

 

Again; Would it really be that much more Expensive to Publish a ‘Nice’ Book ( ? )

Does it have to ( Necessarily ) be Drab & Ugly to be taken seriously by ‘Intellectuals’ ( ? )

 

One thing that i noticed when i was fairly young;

Around 11 or 12 years old, Was that The Smartest Kids in School were The Silliest ones. Very rarely would i find a really bright student that was overly sullen &/or morose.

The ‘Ordinary’ or ‘Dull’ Students were The ones that were Glum & Sulky, Trying to ‘Appear’ ’Serious’.

 

The ones that really were Serious about their Education & were Engaged in Their Own Futures, didn’t care a lick about how they appeared to others.

 

So i think this same ‘Formula’ applies to Book Publishing.

 

Scientific American; A Very Serious Scientific Journal is Always filled with Very Colorful & Informative Illustrations & Photographs, Because The Publisher of SciAm knows that their Readers want to be ‘Easily’ Educated & aren’t concerned with ‘Appearing’ to be smart by having to scratch through pages after page of incomprehensible text to find an interesting idea or revelation.

 

Actually;

What i would really like to see, is all books published for a Digital Medium in The Same Manner as Magazines.

 

The One Kind of Future Books :

1 ) Digital Magazines

 

i have dozens of Magazines on my Kindle Fire, & they are much more enjoyable to read than A Paper-Magazine.

 

Firstly ; They much more Convenient to lug around.

 

Two : They don’t exhibit Page Glare that is very common with Glossy Illustrations on Paper Magazines.

 

Three : With The Magazines that feature The Alternative [ Text ] Mode; This makes it very easy to read The Article. i especially like The Infinite Scroll down, which i think should be available ( As an Option ) to all Books.

i have a Bible App that also features a Auto-Crawl Feature which ( Would, if it were faster ! ) makes reading even easier !

 

Four (a : The Most Enjoyable Feature of Digital Magazines is that they are so Lush Looking & The Pinch & Zoom Feature makes them very easy to examine fine details in The Illustrations, Pictures or Text Blocks.

 

Four (b : One of kinds of Book that i have discovered that i very much _Do Not_ like; are Graphic Novels published for Digital Tablets !!! They have been ‘Over-Produced’ to Ostensibly make them ’Easier’ to Read, Jumping from Pane to Pane, but this actually makes them much Harder & Often very Frustrating to Read, because The Pinch to Zoom doesn’t work Consistently or Reliably, & there are often ‘Additional’ features that are activated by touching The Screen in a Variety of ‘Clever’ Ways that make reading them Additionally Annoying !!! If they were Dumbed down to The Level of Ordinary Magazines which present each Page as a Single Easily Examined Single Image that can be Intuitively Navigated Over, They would be much better.

 

Five : No Matter How Big ( Long ) The Book or How many Pictures or Illustrations you want to Include; The Production End of it’s Creation would be Practically Free, as would Distribution.

 

Six : Any Pre-Adolescent Child with a Sense of Quality & A Modicum of Design Appreciation would be able to create a .pdf that would be entirely equivalent to The Most Well Made Fashion Magazines now available, & would then be viewed on any Digital Tablet as a 100% Equivalent Product. Any Child that produces a School Report any less than this is a Slacker.

 

Seven : The only ( Cost ) ( Downside ) of this is that Digital Tablet would require more Internal Memory than they now typically possess. When i first got my Kindle Fire, i was annoyed that it came with only 16Gb, of which i was only able to access or use about 12Gb of that. i was also aware that The Apps would take up quite a bit of that Memory Resource, leaving almost none for The Actual Books But Amazingly ( To my Great Surprise ) i was able to fill up my Kindle Fire with Dozens & Dozens of Books, quite a few Game & other Apps, Plus Several Dozen Magazines. The Magazines by far are The Memory Hogs & The Few Times that i have ‘Run Out’ of memory, that Collection is where The Trimming is Performed. But even So, Although The Kindle Fire doesn’t allow me to Store The Magazines on my Computer, they remain accessible in The Cloud, so that i can retrieve them at any time i wish.

 

Also : Downloading a Magazine takes MUCH longer than a Book. Sometimes 20_minutes !!! or so, as opposed to a book of nothing but text, which takes less than a minute.

 

So that : If these Downloads could take place entirely in ‘The Background’ while i use The Tablet for other Functions, that process would become invisible ( unnoticeable ).

 

In The Near Future ( Next Week ) These Magazines will cross The Book/App Divide & become much more Interactive, Featuring Films, Audio Tracks & such. The New Yorker Magazine already has Features like this to some degree, but they are just experimenting with these things.

 

One thing that i would like; Is when a Letters Column Item refers to an article in a previous Issue, It would be very convenient to simply jump to that previous article & jump back.

 

Some magazines allow you to look up words, which is much more common in books, but since most of these magazines are ( apparently ) page scans of The Paper Versions, The Text is only images, like The Pictures. In The Future; These Digital Magazines will be produced as Digital Interactive Magazines, & then Scanned Down for The Paper Versions !