Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sound Quaility Less Valued Today

Interesting read from Joseph Plambeck in the New York Times about declining interest in high quality audio.

Of note, the idea that few people today sit and listen to music they way they listened to HiFi in the 60s, 70s. and 80s. It's a good reminder that radio's portability is one of its greatest assets.


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Blogger Aaron Read said...

There's an important perception point that radio is not addressing too much yet: the popular perception is that the internet has made radio "obsolete". And the last bastion of radio is its portability, specifically in the car.

However, portable internet...a la the iPhone...is thought to be the death knell for radio.

This is patently untrue; the internet's coverage and, more importantly, it's bandwidth capacity, is NOWHERE near enough to even approach competing with AM/FM radio.

But the PERCEPTION overlooks that, and that's dangerous if radio ignores it. I'm not sure how radio can address it, but it's sure as hell dangerous to the industry to ignore it.

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