fri 28 aug 2009 13:09:57 witte de withstraat
hey twelve year old me
things i should shout to twelve year old me.
hey twelve year old me, sitting there in the house on kirk street:
someday you'll be making computer graphics!
in your own living room no less! on your very own computer!
someday a girl will have loved you. more than one actually. and you will have had sex, and plenty of it, and interesting and good too.
someday you will not only have your own synthesizer, you will have used three or four of them in your own band.
about 20 years after that, you'll have all the synths you want, on your own computer.
someday you will have owned that 16mm camera you dreamed about, and then given it away to someone who needed it more.
someday you won't have trouble syncing up the sound with the picture, because you'll be using digital video.
yes, video will be digital.
someday they'll start making progressive-scan cameras, so video won't look like yucky video any more!
someday you won't get picked on in school any more.
someday you'll know that your local school system wasn't even trying educate you, just to keep you servile.
and if you think nixon is bad? someday the president of the united states will have been ronald reagan! for two terms! and someday they will even elect worse presidents than him!
someday you will move to amsterdam, in the netherlands. and you'll think it was about 20 years later than you should have.
and someday you will take up smoking cigarettes. yes really.
hard to believe, isn't it!