Mikhail Bakhtin’s “Theory of Socialization”

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Mikhail Bakhtin

“I am conscious of myself and become myself only while revealing myself for another, through another, and with the help of another. The most important acts constituting self-consciousness are determined by a relationship toward another consciousness (toward a “thou”)… The very being of man (both external and internal) is the deepest communion. To be means to communicate… To be means to be for another, and through the other, for oneself. A person has no internal sovereign territory, he is wholly and always on the boundary: looking inside himself, he looks into the eyes of another or with the eyes of another… I cannot manage without another, I cannot become myself without another; I must find myself in another by finding another in myself (in mutual reflection and mutual acceptance)…”

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“Audio File Formats”

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File formats most definitely play an important role in their use. For me personally, I prefer to use the lossy MP3 file format only when storage issues are a concern. For instance, if a person owns an 8 Gig IPod, then the 128Kbps MP3 file format would be suitable for allowing more music to be added to the device. I have a 32Gig IPod Touch and prefer the MP3 file format at 320Kbps. I can personally hear the difference when MP3 files are compressed any lower than 320Kbps. I also prefer the MP3 file format when encoding for Internet usage. This allows for faster downloads and/or streams to multicast end users. Continue reading