Friday, July 29, 2005

iPod iChing - C^1

Keeping up the spirit, we ask the iPod a Big Question - complementing Clifford's String Theory perambulations (and, Clifford - shouldn't have skipped the podcast at #3 - the iPod Knows, and it Changes Everything!)

So, Mighty iPod... "Is the observable 3+1 space-time a continuously differentiable manifold almost everywhere?"

Whoosh, the Randomizer Whooshes...

  • The Covering: Rite of Spring 7. - Stravinsky
  • The Crossing: Tenesta la promessa - La Traviata
  • The Crown: Fools - The Lightning Seeds
  • The Root: Girlfriend is Better (Live) - Talking Heads
  • The Past: Adagio, Sempre Piano - Bach. Brandenburg Concertos
  • The Future: Whispering Your Name - Alison Moyet
  • The Questioner: (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding - Elvis Costello
  • The House:Greetings to the New Brunette - Billy Bragg
  • The Inside: Enjoy - Björk
  • The Outcome: Traveling is a Dream - Twin Sisters

As always, the Key as explained by Sean

Oh dear.
Apollo's Rite of Spring,
and a promise from the woman who strayed
Fools is best that can be achieved, and
The Root and Past is a bit of a downer.
Future and Questioner are reconciliation
House is a song of ultimate adaptability
The Inside - I wish
and the The Outcome is actually "row, row, row your boat" adaptation - "traveling is a dream"

I don't know - my sense is that the answer is that the question does not even make sense...


Blogger Sean Carroll said...

That's probably the right answer, don't you think?

2:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads-up on number 3. The future of strings looks brighter now. Have a look. -cvj

4:22 AM  
Blogger Steinn said...

Strangely enough, that probably is the right answer.
The iPod truly is mighty, if I phrase a question correctly, the answer, when suitably interpreted, is almost always what I might have expected it to be.

And you can't afford to ignore what the iPod tries to tell you. Though the IGPG will probably expel me for helping reinforce string theory... I'll have to hit John up for another glass of good wine to compensate.

10:22 AM  

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