Independence and Sharing

I select my awareness ... what i look at ... what catches my eye.  Even though the sound space coming into my ears is considerably narrower than that comming into my eyes, i still want to select it ... listen to what interests me ... hear my own music.  The problem is that i am not alone ... for example i have, you, my mate.   You want to do the same thing even though by virtue of our physical proximity, we actually must share the same sound space. 

How to share our sound space is the topic of this note ...

   
Let's examine some of the problems.  We watch TV at night, together, but somtimes i am on my pod and want to listen to a youtube, somtimes you are asleep and im listening to CNN or the cooking channel.  At times i would like to get you to listen to a podcast  i've found on the net and perhaps even interrupt your listening to the latest Dean Koontz novel.  Then too this whole senario is repeated when we are driving in the car.  We listen to NPR, but maybe we could also be listening to a podcast i have on my pod, or one you've discovered and synced to your pad.  And other times you are on the phone while i am struggling to hear a vibrant important message.

So how do we do it?  ... so that your sounds don't drown out my sounds ... we are always so close and the channel into our ears are so narrow.

Here are some possible technological solutions ...

  • Bluetooth headsets for each of us.  Yours paired to your pad, mine to my pod.  But let's look at where this will fail ...
- sound from the TV : they tell me that a modern TV does not have a bluetooth interface naturally.
- even if the TV could be piped into the bluetooth headset, could it be easily switched from the pod?
- sound from your mouth on the phone:   that will still interfere with me listening to TV.

... to be continued ...




Tags

  1. sounds
  2. sharing
  3. independence
  4. pad
  5. pod

Comments


Mark de LA says
Record everything & negotiate sequence later.  I once tried to resolve the problem of most news talk shows where everyone would speak at once. I view that is a similar dilemma. I had an electronic or control center way of doing it. You need something that delays or cuts off the microphone of the one who interrupts until yielded or timed out. In my case with T the problem is much simpler as it is mostly the TV although when we are both at our computers in the same room she likes to play music which interrupts my reading anything serious. She also doesn't mind interrupting whatever I am doing with her shares as well.  We negotiate - that's all.


Seth says
lots of bluetooth diagrams

Seth says
M 2011-04-26 09:43:27 15185
seth 2011-04-26 08:15:16 15185
What kind of a DVR do you have?
Me? The one provided by Comcast (Xfinity).

Does it look like this?  
Is it described here?
How much does it cost ?

Sorry i find the Comcast/Xfinity offerings baffling.  This morning i downloaded the App for my pad, but found out that i couldn't control the TV with it because i had the wrong set-top box.


Mark de LA says
seth 2011-04-26 14:43:03 15185
M 2011-04-26 09:43:27 15185
seth 2011-04-26 08:15:16 15185
What kind of a DVR do you have?
Me? The one provided by Comcast (Xfinity).

Does it look like this?  
Is it described here?
How much does it cost ?

Sorry i find the Comcast/Xfinity offerings baffling.  This morning i downloaded the App for my pad, but found out that i couldn't control the TV with it because i had the wrong set-top box.

Yep, that's it. It's around $16 per month.  I was surprised because when I first subscribed to it it was only ~10/mo. If you can find a cheaper one go for it.

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