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Comment It's been done since the 70s. (Score 1) 329

Drummers have had metronomes in their headphones since at least the 70s, when Disco was king, and everyone was striving for a more rhythmic, "electronic" sound - even if they were using analog instruments. Drummers especially tried to ape drum machines before the machine even existed.
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Hasbro Finally Drops Scrabulous Lawsuit 51

The Associated Press reports that Hasbro Inc. has now dropped the lawsuit it launched earlier this year against Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla, the creators of Scrabulous, a Scrabble clone that found a sizable following on Facebook. We previously discussed Scrabulous' return to Facebook under a different name, as well as the "official" Scrabble client, which was not exactly well received. Hasbro's IP rights to the game are limited to North America, and the AP story adds: "Mattel, which owns the rights to Scrabble outside of North America, filed a lawsuit against the brothers in India claiming violations of intellectual property. It was not immediately clear what the status of that lawsuit is."

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.