[PD] Hot inlet position
gabevinardi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 22:49:27 CEST 2009
Miller, I enjoyed very much reading your note, thanks for sharing
your achievements and concerns. As an artist, I found lots of answers
on Pd. Many of the things you seem to be worry about are clearly
reflected on the software and all the community.
"(...) upon starting a commercial spreadsheet program, the user sees
something very different from the empty sheet of virtual paper that
Max offers. And since the page isn't blank at the outset but is
structured, the user will be constrained to move within the ordained
"The computer should ideally feel in the musician's hands like a
musical instrument, needing only to be tuned up and then played. Has
Max reached this ideal? Certainly not, and neither has any other piece
of computer music software. I hope at least that, in the long term, it
will prove to have been a step in a good direction. "
On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Miller
Puckette<mpuckett at imusic1.ucsd.edu> wrote:
> That's pretty much it... There's some discussion in:
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 09:21:12AM -0700, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>> Here's a little historical question I'm curious about: why wasn't the
>> rightmost inlet on all objects originally made to be the hot/active inlet?
>> The one benefit I see to having the leftmost inlet be the hot inlet is that
>> names of objects are more likely to be left-aligned. Is that basically
>> the reason?
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