Thursday, January 19, 2006

21st Century Windows Man?

Well well, maybe I'll have to upgrade from Windows 98 after all. Microsoft, preparing for the launch of Windows Vista has recruited none other than King Crimson guru Robert Fripp to create some noise for the new OS. Literally:

A Microsoft Web site posting shows a dark, 25-minute video clip of Fripp recording ethereal sounds that, the posting says, could be used for the audio cues found in Windows.

'So, what was he (Fripp) doing on campus? Recording the various sounds we'll all hear in Windows Vista,' Robert Scoble, a Microsoft technical evangelist and prominent employee blogger, wrote in text accompanying the posting.

Sounds more like Fripp's soundscapes that "Larks Tongues in Aspic," unfortunately.

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