Monday, October 12, 2009

Tonleiter, literally

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

If every public transit stairs next to an electric stairway had these for three months, the novelty would quickly wear away and people would revert to the moving stairs. Moreover, the cost to maintain this would be high, I calculate based on the kind of use it was getting. The proof will be to return to this story in three months. I wager the novelty would be gone, and the broken "musical" stairs as well. Fun, yes. Practical, no. Musical? Not really.

Anonymous said...

Sheesh, what a grouch!

Anonymous said...

To an Anonymous from an Anonymous:

I posted a comment based in experience of other such experiments in transit stations. That it it an opinion about this one instance does not make it fact, until one returns to the transit station to see how the experiment fared over many months.

Nevertheless my comment was based in experience. That you respond with a personal comment like "grouch" suggests that you had nothing to add to the article Ms. Fine posted nor to the substance of my comment.

Complaint is not dicussion, merely complaint. And decidedly unmusical, unlike the blog itself which has given me fine links to free scores on the web.

If you have a comment about the article or a real dicsussion about my comment, it would be interesting to read it. Until then I shall assume you have nothing to add to a discussion except complaint, which seems the modern malaise. How unmusical.

Anonymous said...

The Odenplan Volkwagen advertising was interesting. Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia did it better in "Big" from 1988, but probably neither of them dances on the "big" keyboard today for exercise. Entertainment, yes. Long term behavior modificaion, no.

Elaine Fine said...

I posted the video for the sake of the pun! "Leiter" is the German word for ladder, and the German word for scale is Tonleiter, or ladder made of tones.

Anonymous said...

And a Fine pun it was too! Much "leiter" than many heard recently. In fact, tons leiter....

Elaine Fine said...

Ha!

Anonymous said...

Love to see what a good litigator would do with an injury from this thing. Liability laws may be different in Europe, but I would love to see NYC try this and then deal with injury tort cases. Talk about fun -- for attornies.

Rachel said...

I think this video is amazingly fun.