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jamesbaud
post Feb 5 2012, 12:14
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http://m.usatoday.com/article/tech/52963362

I thought this was interesting.
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wakibaki
post Feb 6 2012, 02:45
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QUOTE (C.R.Helmrich @ Feb 5 2012, 20:46) *
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Digital recordings, on the other hand, are captured by computers, which record only certain slices of sound at split-second intervals that are then encoded into computer language. All those 1's and 0's end up representing a numeric interpretation of sound.


Uh, if you call an A/D converter a computer, what's so wrong about this statement?


This, in particular...

'which record only certain slices of sound at split-second intervals that are then encoded into computer language'

..is a misrepresentation of the digital recording process. It's weighted to suggest that 'only certain slices of sound ... are ... encoded'. It implies that certain other slices of sound are not encoded. Which, of course, is a misrepresentation in the case of PCM.

It's fascinating to see how much misinformation, distortion and evocation of prejudice can be crammed into a short text.

'All those 1's and 0's' - it's terrifying to think about them all running amok in there doing their disgusting digital thing

'end up' - they started out as good little normal alphanumerics but they ended up the same as all the rest

'representing a numeric interpretation of sound'. What a hideous conception. How could anybody in their right mind imagine that music, pure, sweet music, could be represented by philistine, crass numbers. It's like saying that an astrophysicist could play the guitar, Brian.

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- jamesbaud   USA Today: Music lovers pursue technologies to return to high fidelity   Feb 5 2012, 12:14
- - C.R.Helmrich   Here we go again. I had to stop at page 5. QUOTE ...   Feb 5 2012, 12:36
- - Kohlrabi   The article, if you may even call it that for it...   Feb 5 2012, 12:39
- - skamp   Here's the full page article.   Feb 5 2012, 13:10
- - derty2   Speaking as a music lover and consumer of high-fid...   Feb 5 2012, 14:12
|- - db1989   QUOTE (derty2 @ Feb 5 2012, 13:12) HDTrac...   Feb 5 2012, 14:45
- - zima   With small assault of such articles recently (say,...   Feb 5 2012, 14:20
- - hlloyge   So, it's not article worth of reading, then?   Feb 5 2012, 17:37
|- - db1989   Because the article is by default displayed as a s...   Feb 5 2012, 17:51
- - kraut   QUOTE So, it's not article worth of reading, t...   Feb 5 2012, 19:53
|- - C.R.Helmrich   QUOTE (kraut @ Feb 5 2012, 20:53) No, not...   Feb 5 2012, 21:46
- - Speedskater   Was the video demo of the difference between MP3 a...   Feb 5 2012, 20:30
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Speedskater @ Feb 5 2012, 19:30) W...   Feb 6 2012, 12:42
- - smok3   Can we have this logo: pretty please?   Feb 5 2012, 20:58
- - Carledwards   I would characterize this article as completely wo...   Feb 5 2012, 21:25
- - MichaelW   I wonder if part of the point of this kind of rubb...   Feb 5 2012, 22:01
|- - hlloyge   QUOTE (MichaelW @ Feb 5 2012, 22:01) I wo...   Feb 6 2012, 16:55
- - kraut   QUOTE Uh, if you call an A/D converter a computer,...   Feb 5 2012, 22:41
- - wakibaki   QUOTE (C.R.Helmrich @ Feb 5 2012, 20:46) ...   Feb 6 2012, 02:45
- - andy o   QUOTE (db1989 @ Feb 5 2012, 08:51) Becaus...   Feb 6 2012, 17:08
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (andy o @ Feb 6 2012, 16:08) HA fav...   Feb 6 2012, 18:01
||- - andy o   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Feb 6 2012, 09:01) I t...   Feb 6 2012, 19:11
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||- - IgorC   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Feb 6 2012, 21:28) That...   Feb 7 2012, 01:54
|- - db1989   QUOTE (andy o @ Feb 6 2012, 16:08) QUOTE ...   Feb 6 2012, 23:33
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