Friday, September 3, 2010

Words In Progress

Spoken

Drawn in sand

Written with blood

Written in snow

Painted on walls

Pictographed in clay

Carved in bone, on tortoise shells or trees

Etched in stone

Chanted

Engraved

Papered

Penned

Sung

In Calligraphy

Homed by pigeons

Smoke signalled

Coded

Mailed

Mirrored in heliographs

Published

In theater

In plays

Printed

In raised lettering

Burned

Penciled in

Erased

Painted on signs

Wood carved

Tattooed

Branded

Typed

Telegraphed

Cabled

Tickered

Morse coded

Wired

Embroidered

Photographed

Filmed

Telephoned

Using a string and paper cup

Recorded in wax then vinyl

Recorded over

Answering machined

Tape recorded

Titled in Celluloid. Cut

On a Marquee

Broadcast on radio

10-4 on CB

On walkie talkie

Animated

In Neon

Televised

Photocopied

Typeset

Signed

In Braille

Silk screened

Lithographed

In Scrabble

Magic markered

Chalked

Crayoned

Lipsticked

Censored

Microwaved by Satellite

Loud speakered

Projected in Slides

To poetic Beats

Computer card punched

Coded in machine language

Databased

Coloured in pencil

Coloured in TV

Coloured in photos

Colored in movies

In hi fidelity

On FM radio

Projected in transparencies

Spray-painted

Sanded over

Rapped

Carbon copied

Liquid papered

Packaged

Labelled

On the PA

Flown by a plane

Printed on a balloon or blimp

Flashing on a scoreboard

Dating on Kodak paper

Magnetized on a fridge

Displayed in LED

Programmed on calculators

Digitized

In Dolby Sound

On CD more than 60 minutes

In VHS not Betamax

In music videos on MTV

Then Pop Up video on VH1

In broadcast graphics

Processed on computers

Deleted

Seen through Windows, with a mouse

In video games soon multi-level (far from Pong)

Coded in meta data

Stored on floppy disk & disk (later hard-drive, CD & USB)

Saved

In Excel

In Powerpoint

In MS Word

Projected by laser

Printed at home

Photoshopped

PDF'd

Written on Post-it notes

Highlighted

In karaoke

Faxed

Paged

Texted

Emailed

Mobilized by cell phone

Voicemailed

Conference called

Voice Automated in IVR

Posted on web bulletins

Posted on web pages

In hypertext

Hyperlinked

Browsed in Lynx, Mosaic, Netscape and not

WebTV and iTV but not

Browsed in Explorer, Safari, Firefox (and later Chrome)

Dating digital photos (and EXIF files)

Open source

In objected-oriented languages

In javascript

In animated GIFs

In Multimedia

In Flash

In bits

In Real, Quicktime & Netshow (later Windows Media)

Encoded at 128 Kbps to 256kps

In MP3, AAC, and WMA (maybe DRM)

In MPEG and DVD

In packets

In talking heads webcast frames per second

In VBI, Close Captioned

In SAP, in Spanish or Chinese

In XML in the URL

In Chat

In tables

Webcammed and video conferenced

Googled

On Napster, Limewire and not

In Bit torrents

On iTunes for 99 cents

On YouTube

Skyped

Downloaded

Streamed

Blackberried

Mobile in ringtones, wallpapers, games and video codecs

Tagged

Short-coded

Blogged

In Voice Activated Commands

Posted in status reports

Replacing a friend, and unfriended

Tweeted

Followed and pounded

Checked In

Located

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