Rod Stephens wrote:
> Miriam Meislik wrote:
>> One of the reasons for the discrepancy, is that today's youth have
>> lower expectations of their media. To them it is a consumable,
>> something to be enjoyed now. Longevity is not really a consideration
>> in their minds, so the quality doesn't have to be as good to them. I
>> think they also have much lower expectations from their media. We
>> didn't grow up with media in this way. We have higher expecatations
>> and also expect some level of longevity in our media.
> Yep, I can remember when a 45 RPM record was the big thing for the
> latest "hits", and the LP album was for older folk who had time to stop
> and listen. It was and is, I think, that youth feels it has so little
> time when there is so much to do. It's like a feeding frenzy when
> there is so much to sample with that excitement that comes with
> limitless energy. So, it makes sense that they will want to have
> everything at once if they can.
To which end I received this e-mail this morning:
> Download Borat for $3.99
> Download South Park episodes before they're on DVD
> Download Happy Feet
> Dear Amazon.com Customer,
> Because you've bought comedies on DVD, you might like to know that you
> can download comedies like "Borat" and watch them today on your PC (or
> in many cases, your TiVo).
So why are we bothering to put "quality" anywhere?
>> I completly agree with Tom's assesment that each generation has their
>> own ideal and threshhold. I recall sharing an album with my
>> grandfather, he was probably in his late 60's at the time, I thought
>> it sounded wonderful, all he did was complain about the sound and talk
>> about "echo chambers" (his words) and how people didn't sing anymore.
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine"
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>>>> ...the youngsters seem to derive much more stimulus and deep
>>>> enjoyment from a visual experience on a blurry 2x2 screen than I or
>>>> people my age (41) or older are likely to. These kids... have a
>>>> whole different set of habits and processes for enjoying imagery.
>>>> Point is, each generation since the industrial revolution has a
>>>> different set of visual stimuli and each forms different habits and
>>>> adjustment mechanisms to meld the moving images into their version
>>>> of reality.
>>>> -- Tom Fine