8/18/97 11:00 PM
Subject: MAX Digest - 17 Aug 1997 to 18 Aug
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 6 messages totalling 139 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. MAC World Expo Report: BeOS DSP Audio
  2. wc
  3. Max on a PB 5300? (2)
  4. X10 again
  5. MAX Digest - 16 Aug 1997 to 17 Aug 1997


Date:    Sun, 17 Aug 1997 21:57:09 -0700
From:    Richard Zvonar 
Subject: Re: MAC World Expo Report: BeOS DSP Audio

On Sun, 17 Aug 1997 15:47:21 -0400  Nick Longo  wrote:

>Then why were they trying to sell it to Apple for so much money?  Looks
>they changed their stance when the deal fell through, a perfectly
>marketing decision, which may or may not work.

Jean-Louis Gassee's response to a similar question was:

"The investors invested and we invested on the basis that Be had a valid
plan as an independent company. If there is a deal that creates leverage for
both investors--by enabling Apple shareholders to have something that will
advance the interests of the company--fine; if it advances the interests of
shareholders--fine. But our business is not predicated on any such deal.
doesn't work that way."

In other words:  Before Apple boil water, chop wood and build an OS.  After
Apple, boil water chop wood and build an OS.

I think that should be the last of this digression.  I don't work for Be
and I certainly can't speak for them.  I just like their stuff.  If you're
really interested, why not ask Jean-Louis himself?

>And as I remember, you used
>to be an Amiga fanatic too.

Not me.

Richard Zvonar, PhD                    
(818) 760-8055 voice/fax



Date:    Mon, 18 Aug 1997 10:24:17 +0200
From:    dudas 
Subject: wc

Roland Hemming writes:

>. . .  - hey I just thought maybe we could use the 'wc' object and you
>click on the address and email the person direct from MAX!

Is there anyplace with the max web client application up and running?

I believe Opcode's has been down since Dec 96, and there's absolutely no
hope of getting IRCAM to run it as a service to Max users. Yes, I've asked,
and the reply basically boiled down to: 'Opcode-Max has absolutely nothing
to do with Ircam.'

So, I guess it's up to some hip University to sponsor the max web client,
if indeed people are really interested.



Date:    Mon, 18 Aug 1997 10:51:48 +0200
From:    Roby Steinmetzer 
Subject: Max on a PB 5300?

Does anyone have experiences with a Powerbook 5300 together with Max 3.5?
Are there any known problems?

Thank you for any info

Roby Steinmetzer
Luxembourg, Europe


Date:    Mon, 18 Aug 1997 14:38:31 -0700
From:    Issac Roth 
Subject: X10 again

Time has come to actually use X10 for something.
I am very interested in doing this and have already been playing with X10
devices hooked up to an ICube. Now I'd like to get one of those X10-mac/pc
interface boxes.

Is there a particular one that anyone's had experience with?




Date:    Mon, 18 Aug 1997 15:10:09 -0700
From:    Martin Gotfrit 
Subject: Re: Max on a PB 5300?

I'm using a PB5300 w/ Max 3.5.X.  Works swell, all things considered,
Especially valuable for live performance work - which I do a lot of.


Martin Gotfrit, Ass't Prof., Music Area,
Simon Fraser University, School for the Contemporary Arts
Burnaby B.C. * V5A 1S6 * 604-291-3517/fax/5907


Date:    Mon, 18 Aug 1997 15:59:22 -0700
From:    Peter Nyboer 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 16 Aug 1997 to 17 Aug 1997

Hi Maxers

I have been less than faithful to reading the list regularly, and was
wondering if there are
any digital audio playback objects for PPC.  AiffPlayer doesn't work on
mine, as I recall, and snd is a bit inflexible.  What other options are
there now or on the horizon??  Is AiffPlayer being ported?


Peter Nyboer
UCLA Extension, Visual Arts Lab
(310) 859-7323
"This is a fictional story with mostly facts in it."


End of MAX Digest - 17 Aug 1997 to 18 Aug 1997