Joseph Franklyn McElroy Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist] on Sun, 28 Apr 2002 07:15:01 +0200 (CEST)

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Didn't someone say "a Corporation performed as Art is doomed to extinction, Art 
performed by a Corporation is doomed to compromise itself" ?  Oh. I think I 
might have said that. 

Joseph Franklyn McElroy 
Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist]
Electric Hands, Inc
Electrify your sales, Electrify your Mind

Quoting Andrew Pask <>:

> on 4/27/02 1:48 AM, at or
> somebody wrote:
> > Two years ago you have denied my request for MAX.
> > I have at the time indicated that MAX was outdated and ugly and would
> only
> > become 
> > more so under the aesthetically impoverished and aged Cycling74 male
> monopoly.
> > This is 
> > readily evident but impending software releases and lawsuits will make
> matters
> > worse.
> This last sentence refers to the upcoming vector-based data streaming
> object
> set JIT, under development at Cycling74, which among other things allows
> for
> manipulation of video data. It is standard operating procedure for NN that
> anytime anybody writes any code for MAX which allows video processing she
> claims it was stolen from her, despite the fact that her own video
> processing routines are all based on Quicktime.
>  NN's own NATO software has fallen by the wayside over the last year or so
> due to its reliance on the Quicktime engine, which everybody has got kinda
> sick of, NATO's hilarious pricing and tariff scheme (American residents pay
> extra), a lack of readable documentation, and NN's practice of revoking the
> licences of people whom she/it/they feel has insulted her in some way (she
> tolerates no public criticism whatsoever). Faced with shrinking interest in
> her software, and competition from newer products whose publishers don't
> regularly insult their clients in public forums as a matter of course, she
> has been threatening Cycling74 with various lawsuits, and publicly accusing
> several Cycling74 employees of having a dependence on the cough medicine
> Benadryl.
> This latest last ditch effort is an attempt to break away from C74 control
> of the Max environment which NN needs in order to run her software in the
> first place and distibute her software with her own, I would guess
> incompatible, licensed version of MAX.
> I wonder if IRCAM, having observed over the years the bizarre behaivour of
> this anonymous group of programmers (Netochka Nezvanova = "nameless
> nobody")
> towards people and organisations, will want to get involved. One thing's
> for
> sure, it's business as usual in the great cut and paste fest of NN's own
> grand self promotion.
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