12 March 2005

Awesome Stuff

I have had a Squeezebox to stream my digital music for about 4 months now and it rocks (literally and figuratively).

With open source server software, and some spiffy hardware, I am tempted to get the new and improved version announced recently. But I can probably live with the one I've got.

Highly recommended for anyone with a digital music library.

Sorry this doesn't have anything to do with Germany.


At Tuesday, 22 March, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand that what you mean is 2 uses of the word "rock": that it's really cool, and, that it plays music, a lot of which is probably rock music. but those are still 2 "figurative" meanings, both refer to a use of the word "rock" that is figurative or "slangy".

hmm, what would it mean for something to "literally rock"? the thing would need to tilt back and forth on little robotic rollers, or something like that.

sorry, it's just one of my pet peeves, when people use "literally" to mean just another level of "figuratively." really what they usually mean by the word is "very" or "really," or "not as figurative" i guess. perhaps this has something to do with Baudrillard's concept of the simulacra. We no longer know or care about the literal, everything is simply layers upon layers of figuration, representation.


At Tuesday, 22 March, 2005 , Blogger Allan said...

Damn. I must have been on crack or something when I wrote that, because I hate it when people say "literally" when it isn't.

Thanks for calling me on it.

Damn, I'm an idiot. Figuratively.


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