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MIDI-to-MIDI via the 'Net
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  It's at times like this that I really wish I knew a lot more
about computers and programming.  But alas, I do not.  However, in a
few chats with Andy Taylor and Gabe Della Fave, I suggested utilizing
the same basic technology as the chat program ICQ.

ICQ, from outward appearances, seems to employ 'two-way real-time'
transfers of very small packets of information.  My thought is that a
keyboard is a keyboeard is a keyboard (that's not a typo).  Other than
utilizing a different cable, why can't the input come from a MIDI
keyboard instead of a 'type-writer' keyboard?

And on the subject of the Internet, I thinks it's pretty darn good and
getting better all the time.  Slow computers, like my trusty '486 do
have a little trouble keeping up with all the latest changes in
technology (programs), but that has more to do with the fact that the
programs simply aren't written for Windows 3.1 than it does any
problems with the Internet.  My computer really struggles with Java but
I believe it will be the language of the next 10+ years.

Although this might not be the most appropriate forum for this
question, I'd like to ask what members think of the push by Gateway
to lease computers for less than $50/month?


John A. Tuttle (
Brick, NJ
(lovin' the net)

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