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Vinyl Veni Vidi Vici

Here’s some nice stuff on format changes.
Say So Long to an Old Companion: Cassette Tapes New York Times
It’s a nice obituary.
And the library angle is discussed nicely at The Monkey Speaks.
And for a nice humourous contrarian view, you can check out the CanWest news service’s seemng national campaign to bring back vinyl:
Vinyl revival
Vinyl to Digital
And the Ottawa Sun chimes in too:
Surviving the digital age
I worry when I read quotes like this:
“At least 10 independent record stores in Ottawa now specialize in vinyl. Meanwhile, CD sales continue their painful plummet…”
What a mess statistically and informationally. Confusing a niche market with a mass market alone is frightening. Publishing it in the newspaper as fact is journalism at its worst.
If libraries had take this attitude we’d still be focusing on scrolls.
Stephen

Posted on: July 28, 2008, 3:04 pm Category: Uncategorized