Announcing SCANALYZER

SCANALYZERThere’s a new group here at Ratburger, SCANALYZER, and it’s nothing like you’ve seen before (unless you frequent the sidebar and have noticed its appearance and popped in).

Stock cue SOUND: “Presenting SCANALYZER, Engrelay Satelserv’s unique thrice-per-day study of the big big scene, the INdepth INdependent INmediate INterface between you and your world!”

In the spirit of John Brunner’s breakthrough 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar (buy it now: printKindle), SCANALYZER plugs you in to the happening world of the Roaring Twenties.

Autoshout cue: “It’s happening it’s happening! SCANALYZER SCANALYZER SCANALYZER SCANALYZER SCANALYZER SCANALYZER—”

This group consists of links to videos, posted on public hosting sites with open availability, on any topic members find of interest. I often watch off-the-wall videos on a multitude of subjects while doing routine administrative tasks which seem to occupy the vast majority of my time.

Stock cue VISUAL: cliptage, wholescreen, planet Earth turning jerk-jerk-jerk and holding meridians for GMT, EST, PCT, Pacific Conflict Zone Time.

Members are encouraged to post links to things they’re watching.  When posting a link, please include the title and URL. There is no need to include a lengthy description or review—res ipsa loquitur.

Live cue SOUND: “And it’s six poppa-momma for the happening people keeping it straight and steady on that old Greenwich Mean Time—how mean can time get, you tell me, hm? Zee for zero, bee for base, counting down to one after ess ee eks—sorree—ess EYE eks! We know what’s happening happening HAPPENING but that piece of the big big scene is strictly up to you, Mr. and Mrs. Everywhere—or Mr. and Miss, or Miss and Miss, or Mister and Mister, take your pick, hah-hah! Counting down to one after one poppa-momma for that good old Eastern Standard tie-yum, one after ten anti-matter for the Pacific Coast, and for all of you fighting the good fight in lonely midocean one after seven anti-matter—PIPS!”

In keeping with Stand on Zanzibar, I will categorise all videos I post under one of the following:

  • CONTEXT
  • THE HAPPENING WORLD
  • CONTINUITY
  • TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS

I encourage you to do the same with those you post.

Clock cue: 5 × 1-sec. countdown pips on G in alt, minute signal on C in alt.

See you on SCANALYZER!

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Author: John Walker

Founder of Ratburger.org, Autodesk, Inc., and Marinchip Systems. Author of The Hacker's Diet. Creator of www.fourmilab.ch.

One thought on “Announcing SCANALYZER”

  1. Brunner made an impact on me when the novel first came out. It was about the same time I was into Pynchon.

    He faded fast with subsequent novels , getting preachy and silly, but that one is a classic.

    Your use of the word “Scanalyzer” brought it all back in a cortex rush.

    Thanks much for the serotonin trip down memory lane.

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