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Re: "Digital Dark Age"



Hey! I only wrote the first two lines of that message!

Courtney

Don Hosek wrote:
>
> At 07:49 AM 2/10/1999 EST, you wrote:
> >In a message dated 2/10/99 4:14:09 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> >cgraham@CCRIGGS.COM writes:
>
> ><< You know, I'm a little too young to remember, but in
> > my parents' day there was such a thing as an LP...
>
> >And they are still fully playable aren't they. Get yourself a nice modern
> >Technics turntable and away you go. The means for playing LP's will still be
> >available in hundreds of years, because just too many record players have
> been
> >made and will continue to be made. Billions of LP's were made and the means
> >for playing them will always be within reach of any technically advanced
> >society.
>
> >This is actually a great comparison to the CD-ROM. The LP was the winner as
> >the analog storage medium and thank goodness people trusted it to store all
> >that music from the 20's and 70's that we would have lost otherwise.
>
> Actually much of the music from the 20s was stored on the big thick 70rpm
> discs. I don't think that the nice modern Technics turntable will do the job.
>
> And just try and find a player for the metal music box discs. Are we to
> just write off this music as the technological means for playing it disappear?
>
> -dh
>
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