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the piano
I’ve been playing
 ~30 years (eek!)
all the pleasure of
programming, none
of the bullshit
invented 1698
flies in the face of usability...
88-point UI
(not counting feet)
12,000 parts
(10,000 moving)
18-30 tonnes across 230 strings
~ 895,000 made each year
£0 - £1.45m
in short: a widespread, cheap,
beautiful, elegant, mature,
evolving, growing technology
“without music, life
 would be a mistake”
            Friedrich Nietzsche
Q: “What are the odds of being
killed by a piano falling on you?”




                    A: “I don't know the exact
                 chances, but i know it is rare”
thanks




         rowlf           http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarnie/1372768249/
         old musicians   http://www.flickr.com/photos/josefnovak33/3115676722/
         bullshit        http://www.flickr.com/photos/slipstreamjc/853577358/
         inside          http://www.flickr.com/photos/mojoglad/533453798/
         complicated     http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjnagle/110738644/
         hammer          http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoder_slanger/2071748555/
         action          http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17571/17571-h/17571-h.htm
         pressure        http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitzcelt/2795295056/
         piano shop      http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbasanta/2074962097/
         pound           http://www.flickr.com/photos/smigol/2467443756/
         pedals          http://www.flickr.com/photos/davelinger/2594440860/
         falling piano   http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacek_nl/1149140307/
         keys            http://www.flickr.com/photos/38355353@N00/411599127/

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3 minutes, one technology: the piano

  • 2. I’ve been playing ~30 years (eek!)
  • 3. all the pleasure of programming, none of the bullshit
  • 5. flies in the face of usability...
  • 10. 18-30 tonnes across 230 strings
  • 11. ~ 895,000 made each year
  • 13. in short: a widespread, cheap, beautiful, elegant, mature, evolving, growing technology
  • 14. “without music, life would be a mistake” Friedrich Nietzsche
  • 15. Q: “What are the odds of being killed by a piano falling on you?” A: “I don't know the exact chances, but i know it is rare”
  • 16. thanks rowlf http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarnie/1372768249/ old musicians http://www.flickr.com/photos/josefnovak33/3115676722/ bullshit http://www.flickr.com/photos/slipstreamjc/853577358/ inside http://www.flickr.com/photos/mojoglad/533453798/ complicated http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjnagle/110738644/ hammer http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoder_slanger/2071748555/ action http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17571/17571-h/17571-h.htm pressure http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitzcelt/2795295056/ piano shop http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbasanta/2074962097/ pound http://www.flickr.com/photos/smigol/2467443756/ pedals http://www.flickr.com/photos/davelinger/2594440860/ falling piano http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacek_nl/1149140307/ keys http://www.flickr.com/photos/38355353@N00/411599127/