Fast Forward Ireland is a film festival with a difference, and it’s on in Dublin this weekend. The participants group together into teams, and they go and make a film in 24 hours. They have as many teams as they can handle, but maybe they could put the odd person into a short-handed team?
The fact is that the world is divided between users of the Macintosh computer and users of MS-DOS compatible computers. I am firmly of the opinion that the Macintosh is Catholic and that DOS is Protestant. Indeed, the Macintosh is counterreformist and has been influenced by the “ratio studiorum” of the Jesuits. It is cheerful, friendly, conciliatory, it tells the faithful how they must proceed step by step to reach – if not the Kingdom of Heaven – the moment in which their document is printed. It is catechistic: the essence of revelation is dealt with via simple formulae and sumptuous icons. Everyone has a right to salvation.
Check out The Century Of The Self – Part 1. It covers Edward Bernays and how he basically founded the modern practice of public relations and laid the foundations of the consumerist economy we know and love today, based on some of the ideas of his uncle, Sigmund Freud. (Was recommended to me by a person connected with a government party.)
The government is about to spend an awful lot of money deploying a Tetra system for Irish emergency services. Why are they doing this when they could use the existing 2G and 3G mobile phone networks? This is a question being asked in Sweden where they started implementing Tetra 10 years ago (and it still doesn’t really work). Is Tetra/Rakel good enough? | stupid.domain.name