Come Gather \'Round - MviX is Changin\' the Times

The new multi-media player from MviX allows all computer downloads, audio and visual, to be easily played on your big screen television.

"Come gather 'round people, wherever you roam."


Dylan had it right, even way back in the sixties. Of course, at that moment the balladeer himself had not yet gone electric. He still played an acoustical guitar symbolic of his poetry, a signal that somehow the singer/song writer was keeping with the simplicity of his music.

Though he knew so much, the man was not yet aware of the world that would come after, of the technological wonder of a planet that Thomas Friedman now calls flat. He certainly had no inkling that we each would one day have a personal computer in our home, complete with an internet connection that allowed us access to the world from the comfort of our own home, that we could one day access one of his masterpieces without so much as leaving our house.

"And admit that the waters around you have grown."

When Dylan first went electric his fans howled. The feeling at the time was that somehow his powerful message would weaken against the backdrop of an electrical guitar. But still the troubadour made the move, he saw the potential, that his music could perhaps reach even more people with a new sound.

At that time, he had no idea that we would all one day have television sets larger than the amplifiers that the musicians of his time would pile onto a stage. That we would have television screens in our home so large that we might actually believe them to be yet another picture window that gave us a glimpse into the outside world.

"And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone."

Dylan could never have know that we would one day have all forms of electrical media available at our fingertips. That we could download a podcast that had the latest in peace activism speeches or get the lyrics to his songs with a simple Google search that might even played the original song in the background. That this technology could give us so much even as it left us yet further alone.

Nor could he have known that such options could make us even less a community. That such electrical options could allow us to move even further from one another, each of us collecting our items on our PC. Even within our own households, the downloading of files to various devices that are difficult for us to sit collectively around, to see together what each of us is so interested alone.

"If your time to you is worth savin' then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone."

The man who took the first name of poet Dylan Thomas is considered one of the great song writers of all time because his music is so timeless. With the simplest of thought it can be easily related to many other aspects of life that were not even a part of the era when he made the tune famous. Then Dylan made the big move and went electrical. Soon he had a new following that still included many of his stalwarts.

The man born as Robert Zimmerman could never have imagined yet another device like the MviX, a portable device able to play those 100 odd media files that you had already downloaded onto your computer on your big screen television. To eliminate the problem that when you tell your friends and family, "to come gather ‘round" that tiny computer screen, they would not have to stand and try to peer past one another at that tiny computer screen. A device able to play all forms of video as well as display digital pictures that look like they were made for your plasma television set.

"For the times they are a -changin'."

It is time for you too to make the change, to go MviX, and finally see all those computer digital files on that massive screen that you bought for the living room. Because there, everyone will be able to gather around to see that the technological waters have indeed grown.

Yes, "The present now will later be past, for the order is rapidly fadin'. And the first one now will later be last, for the times they are a -changin'."

Available at Mvixusa.com.

Lyrics by Bob Dylan.

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