Jed's Other Poem

An unsolicited, then approved, music video for the band Grandaddy and their song of the same name off of the album The Sophtware Slump.

1978

Apple Computer creates the Applesoft II language which is largely based on Microsoft's 1976 floating point BASIC.

1979

The Apple ][+ rolls out with 48K of RAM. It has no hard drive or mouse. But it does run Applesoft II.
1979 Apple 2 Plus with 48K of RAM

1981

Stewart Smith of Stewdio
Hello.
My name is Stewart.

1992

Grandaddy forms and releases their first record, Prepare to Bawl.

2000

Jeddy-3 the humanoid is assembled in the kitchen out of spare parts. Before Jed's system dies he wrote poems. Poems for no one.
Stewdio
Jeff
Bernier

2005

I spend some weekends choreographing and programming the Jed video. Jeff Bernier shoots the footage in my bedroom on September 11th. JP Chirdon is also on hand. Jeff and I spend the evening editing. I release the video online through Stewdio.

Yes, it says "wedding ring" instead of "ready ring" but it was too late.

Thanks for Noticing

TUAW Apple-related forum (Mike Schramm). May 2010
9to5 Mac Apple-related forum (Jonny Evans). May 2010
Daring Fireball blog (John Gruber). May 2010
Waxy.org: Links by Andy Baio. May 2010
Panic Inc's blog (Cabel Sasser). May 2010
Cimatics Festival "Altered States" in Brussels. November 2009
Pluto Festival in Belgium. October 2008
Rocketboom video blog. November 2007
Design Observer design forum. November 2007
Impakt Dutch festival. August 2006
Res Magazine Volume 9 Number 4. July 2006
OneDotZero UK festival. June 2006
Courtisane Belgium festival. April 2006
Short Attention Span festival. March 2006
Artefact Belgium festival. February 2006
Specialten Number 13. February 2006
Creative Review magazine. November 2005
Homebrew 30th Anniversary. November 2005
Rocketboom video blog. September 2005
Newstoday design forum. September 2005
AIGA "Type,Write" exhibition. September 2005

2005

5.25 inch 360KB disk
I release the Jed source code making this (perhaps) the world's first open-source music video.

2005

I contact Grandaddy's drummer, Aaron Burtch, via the band's message board. He suggests putting my video on an upcoming Grandaddy DVD. However...

2006

Grandaddy makes their breakup official on January 27th, prior to the release of their final record Just Like The Fambly Cat: (

2006

I sign a contract with V2 Records retroactively hiring me for this music video and avoiding a lawsuit —making the video legitimate.

2007

Valve releases Portal, with a music video finale called Still Alive; music by Jonathan Coulton. Are GLaDOS and Jed kindred spirits?

2008

Radiohead and Aaron Koblin release House of Cards; also an open-source music video.

2010

YouTube user NickyRamone77 releases a personal video for The Chameleons: Up The Down Escalator based on the Jed source code.

2010

Panic Inc uses an iPad to load the Jed source code onto their vintage Apple //e, creating Jed Panic. A flood of visitors causes their server to crash temporarily.
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