Stick this in your iPod and smoke it!
Famous rock and roll star Neil Young protests the quality of your iPhone (among other things) in a unique way.
Now try to replace THIS with a text blog. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Thanks to Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff for sending this to me.
Microsoft released a very cool app tonight called Songsmith. You sing to it. It builds music. I could write a lot more in text and you’d never get it, so instead, let’s discover it together in this first video demo, done in a hotel room at CES with the Songsmith team just a few minutes ago.
The video is two parts:
1. Introduction and discussion of what Songsmith does.
2. Demonstration of Songsmith. (Embedded here)
“It has got dummied down,” musician Neil Young just told the audience. He is trying to get us all to pressure Apple and the PC industry to give us much better quality.
He chastised us all for not talking about the quality of music and not asking the industry for better quality. He says that if the industry included better digital to analog converters in their boxes he could deliver to all of us a much better experience.
What do you think? Would you like better quality music or do you think MP3 is good enough?
Why is this my favorite talk? Because it is one that put forth a very simple proposal to make all of our lives better.
He says that Apple is holding back the ability to give us all the ability to listen to “high-res” music that has four times the data of MP3′s.
Oh, and now he is talking about his ideas of how to get us better car technology. He is a geek. Love it.