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From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> Maybe it's an age thing, but I can't see any reason for physical stores
> for music since Amazon took off. I haven't bought a book or CD from a
> physical store in probably a decade now. And downloads trump even that
> because not only are they convenient, they are near-instant gratification.
> Now if only full 44.1/16-bit downloads would go down to 99 cents or less
> per song and be commonplace, we'd finally be at a reasonable "new
> paradigm." As it is now, the only places not selling lossy-compressed
> audio downloads are places like HDTracks (Chesky) and Linn, and they
> charge a big premium for them compared to lossy album prices.
Well...IF I can get my old "record player" up and running...and IF (as I
the ceramic cartridge output will work well when plugged into the "Line In"
of my computer's sound card...I will be able to make available around
digital versions of my 78 holdings! No charge, but donations will be gladly
There MUST be listeners waiting anxiously to hear all my Grey Gull B-sides?!
Steven C. Barr