Monday, May 10, 2010

A Musical Revolution, With a Cost in Fidelity - NYTimes.com

Interesting times

In one way, the music business has been the victim of its own technological success: the ease of loading songs onto a computer or an iPod has meant that a generation of fans has happily traded fidelity for portability and convenience. This is the obstacle the industry faces in any effort to create higher-quality — and more expensive — ways of listening.

“If people are interested in getting a better sound, there are many ways to do it,” Mr. Zimmer said. “But many people don’t even know that they might be interested.”

A Musical Revolution, With a Cost in Fidelity - NYTimes.com

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