It's all about convenience and ubiquity with the younger generations. They don't really care about
media quality as much as they care about media quantity and accessibility at all times and in all
places. It's like thinking about fine wine (here made akin to high-resolution media played back on
good equipment in a comfortable but not necessarily convenient location) vs. Coca-Cola from a
vending machine. It's are you thirsty or do you wish for a deeper sensation of taste and feeling? I
think younger people don't even know the deeper experience is out there because they are drowning in
a sea of thirst-slaking. This argument is made by high-end audio mags and dealers all the time. They
say if you expose your average younger kid to better sound and video, they'll want it, they just
didn't know it was out there. I haven't seen any large-number evidence of exposure translating to
desire, however. The sea of junk-media is time-sucking and all-encompassing, so when is there time
to enjoy "fine wine"?
-- Tom Fine
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> Astonishing, isn't it, how people today accept data compression so easily.
> Steven Smolian
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> My wife and I have been very amused by these stories. (We are just old
> enough to remember the vast migration from B/W to color.)
> She had an excellent observation regarding those 6" screens: "Gee, we've
> just gone full circle. The kids today are watching all their video on
> screens even smaller than that!"
> Charles Lawson <[log in to unmask]>
> Professional Audio for CD, DVD, Broadcast & Internet