martes, 4 de noviembre de 2008

Mixing Virtual and Real

I have just read that China will impose a personal income tax rate of 20% on profits made from virtual currency (Massively), and I just have to think how has changed the world lately, and how all this virtual environments interactions are changing our lives. From a simple game, it has evolved in a social experience, and now it will affect even taxes! Everyday is closer to William Gibson's vision of the future.

It is amazing, and I am feeling old!

Good night, 'net... wherever you may be

domingo, 2 de noviembre de 2008

Depressive Metaphors

Hello again, 

Tonight I was thinking that maybe it was just time to begin again these comments.

I was just thinking, in my common blue mood, how many different metaphors there are for this kind of feeling in the music. And I was trying my best to recapture some of them. I'm not feeling so bold as to build my "ten main songs about depression" (ala "High Fidelity"), but I can begin to remember some of these metaphors...

-"Sometimes I feel, like a motherless child" 
-"I feel like being a rider on a downbound train"
- "And I'm driving a stolen car waitin' on that little red light
    I keep tellin' myself everything's gonna be alright
    But I ride by night and I travel in fear
    That in this darkness I might just disappear"

Good night, 'net... wherever you may be.