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That should read "Kutiboy's accomplishment". Someday, I'll learn how to proofread.
These mashups don't appear in a vacuum. They have to get their source content from somewhere. There will always be a market for original work, if only to feed the mashup machine. Now, I would personally find it sad if the original creators were relegated to being raw material for commercially-successful mashups, but hey, it's a free market, and if that's what the kids want...
I personally think Kitoboy's accomplishment here is more one of editing than one of actual creating. Still, an enormous amount of work went into it, if not creativity.
>I dunno, man
Get a phone with more than 3 hours of battery life?
Don't get me wrong. I really want a G1, but the moment I heard about the battery life, I decided to pass on it.
I wonder if something like this would be good for DSP (not necessarily real-time) work. There is a DSP method called "lumped modeling" which uses binary trees to attach together small algorithms derived from bilinear transforms of electronic components (resistors, inductors, capacitors). The networks go together in a way that look almost just like electronic circuits.
Can anyone remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?