"Zone of Debased Development"! LOL! I have been chuckling over this
all day. This SO captures what Microsoft seems to do to all its software.
At 09:06 AM 1/25/2006 -0800, you wrote:
>Thanks to all who offered solutions. How very interesting <to me> that I was
>interacting with the DVD according to the mental map I cling to in relation
>to my Mac -- interacting with raw files. That is what I was trying to do. I
>had no idea that there was a "DVD player". I still insist on interacting
>with my Mac in pre-OS X mode -- where I am the *&^% whatever file type
>I am teaching scaffolding this week, and I think I will need to make some
>notes on the Zone of Debased Development where a technological
>infrastructure takes over what used to include the human actant as an
>intelligent creature, and makes direct engagement with digital materials
>impossible as it requires and insists on engagement with the simulation of
>the "DVD player" -- the box inside the box...
>Anyhow, yes, MAC DVD player works. And thanks to Mike and others for making
>these archival materials available. Fascinating.
>On 1/24/06 8:31 PM, "Ed Wall" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Mary
> > You need to, hopefully, use the Mac DVD player.
> > Ed Wall
> >> Hi All,
> >> I eagerly brought home my new copy of the Autobiography of
> Alexander Luria,
> >> only to find a collection of file types that I don't recognize on the DVD,
> >> and that my trusty Mac media players don't seem to like...
> >> Any tips on how to play these files much appreciated!
> >> Thanks,
> >> Mary
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