Thanks a lot Brandon,
That was a couple of lines taken from hours of interviews and lots of emails. I wish so much more would have been included but I'm happy to have any of it included at all given the brevity of the article. Sam is in there too, so ARSC was well represented!
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On Dec 8, 2010, at 7:15 PM, Brandon Burke wrote:
> Chris, this is a great line:
> "Imagine if all the songs in your iTunes library just said 'Track 1' or 'Track 2.' Ten years later, when you want to do a remix or collect outtakes — good luck."
> That's a nice, succinct way to explain that. Provided the person you're talking (or, perhaps more importantly, trying to make a case) to has used something like iTunes before, it gets a crucial idea across in a simple, practical way. Nice one.
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Rolling Stone Article on The Record Industry's Digital Storage Crisis
> Hello Everyone,
> Below is a link to an article published in Rolling Stone yesterday that people on the list may be interested in. It's titled "File Not Found: The Record Industry's Digital Storage Crisis". Though there are some irksome things in the article (not the least of which is the sub-sub-title "Vinyl and analog tapes last forever, but hard drives fail and digital formats change"), I think it communicates an important message to the public about digital preservation challenges. Articles such as this in magazines like Rolling Stone certainly help to raise awareness, broaden the conversation and deepen understanding of the general public.
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