«This is so hilarious!
2001: a recycling odyssey
"Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 is a tone poem by Richard Strauss, composed in 1896 and inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical treatise of the same name. It contains the World riddle theme, a particular sequence of musical notes in the melody. The composer conducted its first performance in Frankfurt. A typical performance lasts half an hour.
Its introduction has become one of the most recognisable pieces of music ever written, due in large part to its use by Stanley Kubrick as the key musical motif in his 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey."
I hope I get docked a star for not crediting the person who submitted that information to wikipedia!
"Music by Richard Strauss" would have done nicely for the credits of this film though, that's why I'm docking this a star. Even dead musicians deserve recognition, and not many people know the name of the composer of this famous piece.
The film has a good message though, especially the environmental bit about what poisonous crap a computer actually contains (it seems everything REALLY useful has massive amounts of poisonous shite in it!)
I say it's time to invent the completely upgradeable computer - one that lasts forever and can have bits added on indefinitely in order to keep up with the Jones's. I think the motherboards are to blame - I would quite happily keep upgrading mine, but the mobo is now at capacity regarding maximum memory and processor power. It's due to be fossilised in a landfill!
But, this film has made me think twice about what I will do to my rapidly-becoming-obsolete computer.
Into the polythene bag (my concession to environmental safety) and chucked into the black bin might not be an option.
Loved the 2001 angle though - wish this was longer, but it seems there were time constraints by the TV channel.
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