Whats the screwiest thing you collect?

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Fri Dec 3 09:11:49 1999

At 11:18 AM 12/3/99 +0000, Philip.Belben_at_pgen.com wrote:
>Hey, I'd not spotted that. Yes, gamelan music is very binary: although
the very
>slowest pulse (marked by the gong ageng) may not be a binary multiple of the
>next one up (gong suwukan, which is what I think I have), all the others are
>indeed binary subdivisions. One characteristic of gamelan music is that it

There's also some sentiment opposed to the separation of the gong
from the rest of the set; it's regarded as a central part of the
spirit of the collection of instruments. It's akin to putting a
core memory on the wall, I think. :-)

>I don't know any Japanese so I can't comment. But German has a tendency to a
>verb on the stack, rather than say it, and leave it there until you've
what the
>sentence is about forgotten, put :-)

Mark Twain pointed out that sometimes German sentences were so long
that verbs were carried over into the next edition of the publication.

- John
Received on Fri Dec 03 1999 - 09:11:49 GMT

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