Everything is a File

Everything is a file in Linux! Whether it be Schroedinger’s cat, Gremlins, the Droste effect, bouncy castles, continental philosophy, the Big Bad Wolf, Emacs, pizza wings on a dodo, this video, LCD Soundsystem, linux voice, or Graham Harman.

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    >> ARAMIS: It’s quiet out there, too quiet.

    [Loud jazz music]

    >> ARAMIS: Adelie! I don’t appreciate jazz much! Adelie!

    >> ADELIE: [Alarmed squawking]

    >> ARAMIS: Perhaps because I never learned enough about it.

    >> ADELIE: [Squawking questioningly]

    [Folk music]

    >> ARAMIS: Music genres I often like include some Spanish folk music (but not Flamenco), Latvian folk music, Swedish folk fiddling, Moroccan traditional music, Soukous, Balkan folk dance music, Turkish folk dance music, Turkish classical music, Armenian folk dance music, Georgian choral music, Indian classical music (I tend to enjoy Carnatic more than Hindustani), Javanese and Balinese gamelan music, Vietnamese traditional music, Japanese court music (Gagaku), Japanese folk dance music (Minyo), Andean folk music (except when the words are in Spanish and about romantic rejection), and traditional US folk music when it is lively.

    >> CHEESE: Knock knock!

    >> ADELIE: [Squawk squawk]

    >> PYTHON: Is that folk music? Are you having a party?

    >> ARAMIS: No, Adelie and I were just going through my preferred music files. The thing about folk music…

    >> ADELIE: [Interrupting squawk]

    >> CHEESE: Awesome! I brought root beer!

    >> ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >> CHEESE: Oh, you already have root beer.

    >> ARAMIS: No, that’s root BEER. They’re case sensitive.

    >> CHEESE: Is it free?

    >> ARAMIS: Yes, as in beer. But not as in speech.

    >> ADELIE: [Squawk]

    [Dance music]

    >> ARAMIS: Python, this file really satisfices.

    >> CHEESE: Why are you referring to everything as a file?

    >> ARAMIS: Everything is a file in Linux. Even you.

    >> CHEESE: What?

    >> ADELIE: [Commanding squawk]

    >> CHEESE: What does that mean?

    >> ARAMIS: It means you’re a file, dude.

    >> CHEESE: What? Whoa! Everything is a file! Whether it be Schroedinger’s cat, Gremlins, the Droste effect, bouncy castles, continental philosophy, the Big Bad Wolf, Emacs, pizza wings on a dodo, this video, LCD Soundsystem, linux voice, or Graham Harman.

    >> ROOT: Yeah, man. Linux is groovy. Stay tuned for our next consciousness-expanding episode, “touch and remove”!

Everything is a File was produced by Dototot on . Dototot is a creative media company and think tank specializing in educational material.

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