Saturday, August 04, 2007

Want to make music?

You want to make music? Traditional use of samplers and archive of samples doesn't feel intuitive or effective enough? I just came across scrambledhackz, and it has shown me a mind blowingly cool vision of how end-users might be able to participate in the music making process in the future. You must watch the video!!


Sunday, September 17, 2006

Mass production

One of the things touched on by the toolkit business model is the ability to mass produce the design put forth by end-users. So staying in the area of my main interest, software, I found a few interesting links (here, here, here and here) about mass production and software. At the moment I'm inclined to say that if history is any indication, software will inevitably follow the general craftsmanship to mass production trend. I am interested in looking into this further, though.... Narrowing the topic further I think I'll be looking into 3 main industries (automobile, building construction, and hardware circuit board) that benefitted greatly from mass production and see what the correlation software will have with them...