Re: mp3 in the car
- From: Spike <jma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 00:47:08 -0700
On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 22:09:21 -0700, UName <username@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 03:47:29 GMT, MZ <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Nice post. I'd like to add that, for many people, backing up their entire
>>collection in wav format or as an iso is feasible, especially with the
>>advent of 200+ GB drives at reasonable prices.
>I'm sure there are also cases where the listener's taste changes so
>much that they're glad to toss half their teenage CDs and never look
>back. I guess it's rational to backup (and sell, if you're that poor)
>CDs you only bought for one or two tracks.
That's the problem that has pretty much always existed... whether it's
an old vinyl LP or a CD, out of 10 tunes, only a couple are usually
paid attention to, even if the entire set is played.
As for being poor... I'd say it's less a case of being poor, than of
being wasteful of one's personal resources. Why should I replace
cassettes (looking back on the error of my ways) I already have with a
CD or other. As long as the cassette is good, and sounds good to me,
it would seem that I would be wiser to invest my funds elsewhere....
new albums... new audio/video equipment (just look at the prices on
good HDTV's)... or, today, gas for my car so i can listen to my music
as I cruise along. Poor? No. Nor does it make me poor if I happen to
order albums, movies, and books from Amazon's New and Used section.
Just got the Chilton's repair manual for my 65 Mustang for less than
half price. The balance puts about 4 gallons of gas in the tank. Times
are changing. I think people will continue to buy the toys, but I also
think you will see mare care being taken in spending.
>I'd also be careful of dismissed tracks on some old CDs you might end
>up liking later. I remember thinking U2's "The Unforgettable Fire"
>(title track) was bland for years because I'd only skimmed it somehow.
>Now, it's my 2nd or 3rd favorite song on that album.
Many have discovered this the hard way.
>This all reminds me of those short-lived "Personics" cassette singles
>in record stores circa late 80s. I doubt many people imagined digital
>music downloads back then. I still don't understand why cassettes are
>still relatively popular (are people really that lazy?).
>I converted to MiniDisc in the late 90s and am still using it for car
>stereo, but I keep wanting all my tracks in one place. Even 1GB Hi-MD
>has limits, and I've seen no car decks for it. I almost got a Kenwood
>Music Keg but I'd rather wait for a flash "hard drive" in-dash player.
>That will probably come soon with Samsung already demo-ing 16GB flash
>drives for laptops. Here today, obsolete in 6 months.
When i began with stereo equipment, and later computers, it was 18
months for the replacement to arrive. Now it's down to 6 months. In
the future, it will be outdated before it becomes available to the
consumer. Actually, it usually has been.
I have a 10 disc changer for the car. A CD runs roughly 20 minutes.
That's about 200 minutes (3 hrs 20 min) of listening. That works out
to about when I have to find a gas station and fill up, stretch my
legs and back, grab a cold soda, change cartridges (I bought a spare)
and get back on the road.
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