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|Article Archive - Be Dope - 12 April - 16 April, 1999|
13 April, 2.08pm pdt
"BeOS - It's The OS"
Video production began today for "5038 (BeOS - It's The OS)", the latest in a popular series of songs dedicated to the BeOS.
Mtv execs on hand for the BeDC saw the song performed late Saturday night and knew they were witnessing the beginning of a phenomenom.
"What we have here is a 'Partridge Family Theme' for today's generation," said an Mtv exec. "The merging of operating systems and music is an inevitable event, given the growing computer market. I believe history will look back at the BeOS as a turning point in the genre. With songs like 5038, virtual(void) and the BeOS Talkin' Blues, the BeOS music culture is clearly as advanced as the OS itself.
The file can be downloaded from The Be Dope Media Center.
Dreamworks has reportedly purchased the movie rights for 4.6 million dollars.
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12 April, 4.02pm pdt
BeDC Special Report, Day II
Many Be developers and employees were re-introduced to the concept of "breakfast" as they stumbled out of bed earlier than they had in years in order to participate in the day's proceedings.
All came fully awake, however, as the sessions progressed. Several developers began coding new apps during the breaks between talks.
"The Media Kit presents previously impossible opportunities," said one developer as he typed furiously at his laptop.
The highlight of the evening came Be revealed the "presenters" at the BeDC were actually holographic projections of Be employees back at the Be, Inc. campus. A specialized bank of cameras and microphones fed the information into the Media Kit for encoding, sped them the conference via a high-speed connection where they were decoded, fed through the Media Kit again and projected as three-dimensional holograms. A twelve millisecond latency was reported.
Those who stayed late into the night were rewarded with an impromptu jam session by several Be employees who performed "BeOS - The OS" for a cheering crowd. Be Dope will present the exclusive premier of this song soon in the Be Dope Media Center.
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