the damned GUI - was:[PD] Pd in white on black and OSC

Larry Troxler lt at
Sat Nov 22 20:59:47 CET 2003

On Saturday 22 November 2003 13:04, Marc Lavallée wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 09:06:49AM -0800, Ken wrote:
> > Why is it that it seems that one should feel guilty about having
> > a cosmetically beautifull tool to create/express oneself with?
> I'm was not trying to be an aesthetic moralist,
> and guiltiness is counter productive.
> > I mean we spend alot of time there, personally I want a nice view,
> > (like women?)...
> I never though of PD as a sexual object.

I'm kind of bewildered about this as well - to me, PD is just a tool to 
*create* something beautifull, namely music. It doesn't need to be artistic 
in itself.

And because using PD takes some serious left-brain thinking, I'm a bit 
surprised that many users care about it's graphical appearance. But obviously 
they do.

I suppose the analogy here would be that some musicians prefer their 
instruments to look nice, hence nice looking grand pianos, snazzy looking 
guitars, and the like.


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