Friday, June 02, 2006
The Internet - The Greatest Toy!
In the last few days I've discovered two great new (to me) internet sites that offer limitless possibilities for fun and entertainment. Not that there isn't already enough out there to marvel at, but hey, in the words of an old friend, "too much is not enough" when it comes to the internet! The same could be said for fun!
The first site is http://www.youtube.com . This is a place where amateur videographers of all persuasions, ages, and levels of talent upload short video clips, which can be viewed or downloaded. There are thousands of short videos available to watch, and it can be a truly addicting experience.
The other one is http://www.pandora.com . This is a music-centered web site which acts like a customized DJ for your own musical preferences. All you do is type in a favorite artist or musical piece, and they begin playing that artist and then a wide range of other music that is similar and that Pandora thinks you might enjoy. You then create your own "stations", bookmarked as favorites, to which you can return. I haven't fully gotten the gist of it, but so far, with minimal understanding, I'm listening to a great bunch of stuff that I got by typing in "Beatles".
Sculpture by Jacques Tinguely