Lots of concurrency
gf at zchs.org
gf at zchs.org
Mon Oct 29 15:45:50 UTC 2001
As at least one female philosopher (my wife) has observed, "Men are from
Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it."
Russell Allen <russell.allen at firebirdmedia.com> wrote:
> I like the way in which the squeak mailing list attempts to merge
> concepts from outside the CompSci universe into discussions - recently I
> have been intrigued by what other people are saying about how they
> perceive music.
> For me, I can listen to music in the way which people are suggesting (as
> a parallel series of notes - ie horizontally) or vertically as a
> succession of sounds/chords, or I think, in whole number of other ways
> less amenable to computing analogies ;).
> This, though, is just my experience. I could, for what it is worth,
> tell the list about how I perceive music, and how this changes when, for
> example, I am singing a solo. I wouldn't want to tell the list (without
> some serious research) what all soloists think/experience when singing.
> I have a strong suspicion that this retisence should be carried over to
> other sweeping generalisations: I know both male and female musicians
> who can 'multitask' better than I can. Whether there is a fundamental
> difference in brain make-up is still undecided; and "Men are from Mars
> and Women are from Venus" is hardly a groundbreaking piece of either
> sociology or biology.
> I am also faintly amused by the thought that I (a male) am commenting on
> Justin (a male), who is quoting a book by John (a male) on the subject
> of women's mentalities...
> Are there any women on this list? And if so, why not? What good is
> programming for children of all ages if half the children are
> uninterested or excluded?
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