Sonntag, 8. April 2018

Data Scandal: Just a symptom - apologies irrelevant

Media Mogul

If we consider the helpless whining and simulated outrage top media executives and federal politicians show in the face of "social networks'" data scandals we will have to diagnose "complete technological cluelessness on all societal levels"* as being at the core of this mess. But so is "conceptual cluelessness about the nature and details of large scale electronic multi way communication", as expressed in the public statements of CEOs, politicians, supreme court judges, university professors and on and on. Like rabbits staring at snakes and oxen gazing up mountains our leaders and their experts stand before the current changes, rattle on about innovation, destruction, lots of new jobs and at the same time call for the state or suprastates to undo global competition and protect their overdone windfall incomes of the past years.

This in turn is not least based on a total replacement of serious media ecology and larger scale cybernetics research and education by buzzword bingo touting members of the academic elites, clinging to their salaries, critical speech engagements and party invitations which are all still based on their usefulness for the really rich and powerful. While the assistants work away like crazy, naively dream of starting the next billion dollar company and of becoming investor angels at the age of 39, the professors join "important people"-study-voyages to California, get mezmerized by looking at the lights of 20.000 cloud servers and labs filled with the smartest Indians, Chinese and Koreans, return home and destroy their own campuses with freshly knit future legends.

This Globe is entering a dangerous prerevolutionary state of its elites who really just bluff along which today's political process and vocabulary clearly seems to favor. The political process in turn seems to be unable to change fast enough to turn around and promote a more competent mix of people to all levels and the top. And it is not just the West. Just look at China. Hu's group of scientists and engineers from the PRC's youth league that Deng's long term policies had swept into power from 2002 to 2012 have finally just been pretty completely dethroned by Xi's princeling faction who have all studied politics, law and materialist joint anything economy.

Totally Artificial Intelligence Experts of Banana Land

Data scandals are just a symptom of the broad crisis that the end of the Gutenberg Galaxy is bringing about. And by the end of the Gutenberg Galaxy I do not mean falling sales of print products which, too, is but a symptom. But then again, if not a journalist or privacy fanatic, you should relax. After all it's only our rights to secret youthful sins on one hand and print, TV and regional websites on the other that are under pressure and maybe at stake. Their positive relation to demcocracy that is so convincedly affirmed over and over might be nothing more than a barely understood correlation and is by no means proven.

In the meantime brick, mortar and their related financial services still seem to go strong. Construction of motor- and railways, houses, machines, robots, aeroplanes and automobiles, crop raising, animal husbandry and energy redistribution while still losing jobs will soon need millions of ethically firm technicians and data analysts from our schools and universities to keep up the pace. And after that we will still have Mars to conquer and populate. Imagine that!

* cit. M. Wolkenkuckucksstein directly from a Visagebook-Post

plink, nix,    praise or blame!
 

Donnerstag, 15. März 2018

Joys of Democracy

Das Schönste an der heutigen Zeit ist, dass sehr schnell nichts so passiert, wie irgend jemand es will. Früher dauerte das länger.

plink, nix,    praise or blame!
 

Sonntag, 11. März 2018

Rhetorikschule

Wenn man sich nur an Frau Dr. Fuchs und Onkel Donald hielte, man könnte flugs alles sagen, was wirklich wichtig ist:
Schockschwerenot! Mir Schnurz!

plink, nix,    praise or blame!
 

Samstag, 10. März 2018

Great Jewish Songs: An Overview

This is an overview of our comments on great Jewish songs and lyrics some of which belong to the romantic repertoire of Jewish standards. For quite some songs lots of people know that the author/s was/were/is/are Jews but there are also quite some were not that many human beings we know, know that they have deep roots in Jewish Culture.

As can be easily glimpsed from the selection we are great fans of songs that Jews wrote for or have been taken up by African-American artists (formerly called either black or negro singers). Also, in the youth of quite a few of our illustrious editorial staff Viennese Jewish Music played a hard to overestimate role.

As to the languages, many of these are in English, some are in German, and even the oddball Yiddish example can be heard and understood if one really wants to. Up till now there's one in French and one in Hebrew. Ladino songs are to follow but have not yet made it into these pages.

Due to the inner nature of blogging software, articles get posted nicely for daily reading and not so nicely for leisurely sunday afternoon archive browsing. So here's a little implement to make it easier for the p.t. audience to re-read and re-hear.

Stevie Wonder playing to Burt Bacharach

Thanks to the large GOOG-financed public casting system most of the time we can also offer awesome original interpretations ripped from old video tape and shellac or vinyl records. Many of these copies are probably barely legal. Welcome everybody to the joys of postmodern triple media. Cute they are, are they not?

plink, nix,    praise or blame!
 

Donnerstag, 8. März 2018

Der Frühling kommt sicher - und mit ihm ein Märchen

Autor: Georg Kreisler
Künstler: Georg Kreisler
Album: Die Georg Kreisler Platte
Song: Frühlingsmärchen

Der Frühling kommt jetzt real und im Kalender in knapp 2 Wochen. Hurra. Viel braucht niemand zu Herrn Kreislers Frühlingsmärchen schreiben, außer vielleicht, "schon wieder der Kreisler". Und das Kreisler natürlich mit dem Palestrina und dem Flötenunterricht vollkommen recht hat. Und wenn auch der Kreisler in der Nachfolge von Lehrer ein viel berühmteres Frühlingslied geschrieben und vorgetragen hat so ist dieses trotzdem mein Lieblingsfrühlingslied. Wir können halt doch nicht leugnen, dass wir hier in Jamaica utopische Romantiker geblieben sind.
Merkt eh jede, die sich auskennt.

Spielt ein Neger auf der Flöte Palestrina,
am Girardiplatz, im Jänner, wenn es schneit,
ja, dann teilen sich die Wolken über China,
und in Moskau spricht die jüngste Ballerina:
"Es ist Frühlingszeit,
es ist Frühlingszeit,
es ist Frühlingszeit!"

Dreht ein Mädchen namens Mia sich gen Mekka,
und der Wind zerreisst das Band auf ihrem Hut,
ja, dann wird man in Skutari plötzlich kecker,
und in Sofia beginnt ein Streik der Bäcker.
Dann ist alles gut,
dann ist alles gut,
dann ist alles gut.

Flötenunterricht kann nicht viel kosten
Und Palestrina sollte jedermann studier'n!
Und die Mia dreh' ich selber gegen Osten –
Nur muss man das genau synchronisier'n

Denn dann teilen sich die Wolken über China,
Und am Balkan ruft man froh: „Es ist soweit!“
Und in Moskau spricht die jüngste Ballerina:
"Es ist Frühlingszeit,
Es ist Frühlingszeit,
Es ist Frühlingszeit!"

plink, nix,    praise or blame!
 

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