I have never been a big fan of rock bands whose talent is based on the fact that they can move their index finger up and down the neck of an open tuned electric guitar. To my way of thinking, I can do that and I suck. So while I was waiting for the Apple iPhone 3G to arrive so I can Crack It Open, I came across this fascinating YouTube video.

So now we have robots built with what looks like a glorified erecter set that can make music just as well as some of those rock banks pulling in big bucks for mediocre music and lackluster live performances. Isn’t technology wonderful?