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"Behind the tech that makes vinyl so special", Not again...
Canar
post Nov 9 2012, 23:17
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http://www.humansinvent.com/#!/9564/be...nyl-so-special/

This was reposted on Boing Boing.

Ugh. Not again... The same tired subjectivist tropes: Talk to "authorities" instead of doing science.


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Engelsstaub
post Nov 12 2012, 00:03
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The thing that makes a lot of vinyl special to me is subjective. I don't see anything wrong with that.

I don't personally like to sit and think about science while I'm enjoying a good record, CD, or even lossy encode. While I know plenty who would marvel over a great LP collection, I don't know anyone personally who would care if I said "dude, you should check out my massive CD collection!" My massive CD collection now resides on a 3 Tb HDD with cue sheets and cover scans and vinyl is worth far more from a collector's perspective.

People love vinyl...it is what it is. Often they are irrational about why they like it but it doesn't really matter. This sort of behavior can observed in nearly every other aspect of life regarding material possessions. (Just look at all the threads on the 'net full of dumbasses arguing over their favorite smartphones or chosen OSes.)

That said, there is a place for scientific refutation and good old fashioned sarcasm when people, purporting to be experts, make ridiculous claims. That's why I like to read these posts here even though I"m obsessed with collecting and listening to good vinyl.


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- Canar   "Behind the tech that makes vinyl so special"   Nov 9 2012, 23:17
- - mzil   I'm waiting for 8-track to make a come back so...   Nov 10 2012, 01:33
- - woody_woodward   This quote from the article threw me: "...the...   Nov 11 2012, 03:07
|- - mzil   QUOTE (woody_woodward @ Nov 10 2012, 22:0...   Nov 11 2012, 05:37
- - Kohlrabi   The good thing about these articles is that you ge...   Nov 11 2012, 08:32
|- - Kees de Visser   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Nov 11 2012, 09:32) The...   Nov 11 2012, 13:10
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (Kees de Visser @ Nov 11 2012, 14:1...   Nov 11 2012, 13:26
- - Porcus   I thought the tech that made 'vinyl' large...   Nov 11 2012, 12:18
|- - dhromed   QUOTE (Porcus @ Nov 11 2012, 13:18) I tho...   Nov 11 2012, 13:51
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 11 2012, 14:51) This...   Nov 11 2012, 19:14
|- - Batman321   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 11 2012, 07:51) QUOT...   Nov 11 2012, 23:15
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 11 2012, 14:51) Few ...   Nov 12 2012, 09:00
- - Dynamic   Where's the 'like' button when you wan...   Nov 11 2012, 19:50
|- - hawkeye_p   QUOTE (Dynamic @ Nov 11 2012, 20:50) Wher...   Nov 12 2012, 07:47
- - Porcus   I still can't get out of my head the image of ...   Nov 11 2012, 23:25
- - Engelsstaub   The thing that makes a lot of vinyl special to me ...   Nov 12 2012, 00:03
|- - knutinh   QUOTE (Engelsstaub @ Nov 12 2012, 01:03) ...   Nov 12 2012, 08:34
- - 2Bdecided   I think the only thing this proves (and I prove it...   Nov 12 2012, 10:56
- - Nessuno   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Nov 12 2012, 11:56) So...   Nov 12 2012, 11:32


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