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Letter of Recommendation Clock Radios
Abandon your phone’s alarm and wake up with the rest of the living world.

It’s almost too obvious to point out, but the radio, by contrast, is different at every moment, forever. So on any given morning, a clock radio may give you any variety of human voices, or Beethoven’s Sixth, or “Baba O’Riley.” Sometimes you wake up to a marvelous serendipity, like a plane song on the morning of a flight. How many people have woken up to “I Got You Babe” and just cracked up? (If I ran an oldies station, we would play that song at the same time every morning.) But the radio won’t jolt you — if you want a mellow break with slumber, you set your radio to a public news or classical station; if you dig guitar solos, you set it to classic rock. We take radio’s blend of predictability and surprise as a given, though such formatting was invented by programmers in the ’60s because they recognized that this formula gives us cognitive, even visceral pleasure.

A phone alarm is pinched and paltry — it merely says, “Hey, it’s that time. ... ” Whereas radio, coming from somewhere else through the freaking air, is a portal to the living world, and an invitation to rejoin it. After all, some of your fellow citizens — bakers, truckers, nurses — are up already and hearing that same sound at the same time as you while they go about their business. Maybe they’re even talking about what’s on or singing along to a shared favorite. I believe that when we hear the radio, we intuit this social activity on some level, and that it’s compelling and subliminally motivating, if not slightly shaming — sometimes it takes a village to raise a child. That is, to raise a grown child. From bed.
morning  clock  radio  tool  comparison  moi  everyday 
august 2018 by aries1988
Marconi forged today's interconnected world of communication | New Scientist
He may not have had Einstein's orginality, but Marconi pioneered the modern communication systems that led to cellphones and the internet

After Marconi’s death, Franklin wrote of his boss with a mixture of respect and criticism: “His scientific knowledge was weak, his engineering knowledge was weak, but he had a damned lot of intuition and common sense. He may have initiated the beam system but he didn’t know a thing about it.”
book  leader  communication  italia  engineering  radio  invention 
august 2016 by aries1988
I never leave home without . . . 
Author Paul Theroux explains why he never travels without his shortwave radio
radio  travel 
december 2015 by aries1988
花了两个小时把 3000 多首 Starred 的曲库拆成了按照风格分类的 playlist
花了两个小时把 3000 多首 Starred 的曲库拆成了按照风格分类的 playlist,这下想随便听听的时候终于不会风格跳跃了。

你可以订阅以下音乐风格列表:Trance & House / Christian Rock / Indie & Rock / Post Rock / Metal
spotify  radio  subscribe  music 
july 2012 by aries1988

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