filesharing and programming my treadmill.
jameshepler at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 28 11:44:03 EST 2005
I thought I should just mention that the length of
your paragraph greatly exceeded my interest in reading
--- Never call me Phil <philipayers at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >Several artists, including Don Henley, Avril
> >the Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow, are lending their
> >names to the entertainment industry's case, saying
> >they lose potential royalties to file-sharing.**
> really stupid, what else can one say, don henley,
> dixie chicks, yuck!
> but It got me to thinking about my treadmill
> experience and MP3s.
> A year ago I bought a treatmill and I use it
> regularly every two days
> to workout. I recommend it if, for some reason you
> aren't active, but
> anyway, i'd been usually watching the tube while
> running and it was
> getting painfully boring. About a month ago I
> started listening to
> music. MyGod, is that SOOmuch better! AND ENERGing!
> I mean, I use to
> have trouble getting to .5 hrs. Now I'm going for at
> least 45 mins and
> at a higher rate..sometimes even an hour+ depending
> on the music. So
> you can see, clearly, i've hit on something
> important here?
> I wish I could plug my laptop(a mac+iTunes) into my
> treadmill and have
> the speed and grade, controlled by what music I'm
> listening to. So I'm
> thinking, if we could find someone to write a little
> probably for the PC, which would make more
> sense..(maybe we could port
> it to the mac later), that could work by translating
> the music energy,
> into something that controls the speed and grade of
> the treadmill, I
> think we would have a very interesting product? The
> treadmill itself
> would be easily modified. I know the obvious
> question is why not just,
> manually. That's a real come down, having to punch
> the buttons..It
> takes you out of the grove. It's a must to keep the
> between the treadmill and the music going or it's no
> good. I bet it
> would be a pretty easy application to write because
> all thats needed is
> to control the two switches on the treadmill to
> increase and decrease.
> What's interesting is the translator for the music
> could be
> customizable. You could have lots of user controls,
> but out of the box,
> just what you'd expect, Fugazi works best for the
> robust workout.
> People this could create a whole new industry and so
> many bboomers are
> buying treadmills and they just evenually collect
> We'd have to come up with a good name for it too,
> but that would be one
> of the fun parts...and the marketing, woow.such a
> smart idea!...? This
> is a million dollar idea and I'm handing to you.
> Good luck.
> **Associated Press
> File-Sharing Case Unites Unlikely Allies
> Monday February 28, 8:34 am ET
> By Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer
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