Friday, September 12, 2008

In the Beginning There Was The Mule...

The first entry. What to say? My mission has begun. With the Sonic Lighter soon to be released it is time to plot a course to spread the light. In case you are wondering what this is all about, I will give a short explanation here. If you just want to get to the good stuff and start spreading enlightenment then get out there and do your thang!!

Introducing the Sonic Network
It isn't Facebook or Myspace and it doesn't involve being on the computer. It's all about getting out there and enjoying eachother's company. It is a new network, a sonic network, which can only be developed sonically of course! What does this mean? As we all know sound only carries so far, but it exists in the physical world and it's as easy as that. The Sonic Network has limited immediate range, but it has the benefit of being able to be carried by real people who can spread the word ... or the flame in this case. The best part about it all is that you can still use a computer to view it's progress, but in order to participate you need to be making some NOISE!

But Why Have a Sonic Network?
In today's fast paced life, full of technology, innovation, and instant gratification, the ideal of human to human interaction (and privacy) is slowly being split up to involve technology (i.e. computers, phones, satellites, ESP... well maybe not that) as an intermediary. Now this can be a good thing when there is an ocean between people, but there is something to be said about being in the physical presence of another person. That is the goal of the Sonic Lighter and it's Sonic Network. To utilize new technology while encouraging more positive face to face interaction! Isn't life great? It's just that simple. With the introduction of the Sonic Network and with me, The Mule, doing my best to propagate the flame, who knows what sort of cool things people might actually discover about themselves. And maybe we will learn to slow things down a bit and share an Enlightening moment!

How to Join?
Really there is no official membership (it's more of a philosophy), but if you want to actually spread the flame and be a full participant, right now you need an iPhone and $1 for the Sonic Lighter, but anyone can view witness the spreading of the flame right here. The Sonic Lighter on it's own is an intriguing spectacle and has the power to put anyone in a comatose state of awe. It is fully interactive, you can light the lighter, blow it out, and burn the side of your phone with it. But the best part of all is you can light someone else's lighter with a little bit of magic and a face to face meeting. Once you light up you can also see the network grow in real time and later even track your own unique light up history. So let us all begin to propigate the flame and start something personal.

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