I agree with you that it is not a research tool, and for free, who cares, right? But if you were paying the $268 for the thing, I personally would be pissed off.
Who is the target audience here? The average Joe? I think not. New collectors would want this. To me, since I have many of these recordings on the CDs they mention, it is the original labels that I am most interested in. I mean, couldn't you see yourself playing the actual track and projecting the label rotating on a screen above your stereo? Oooh!
I have an iPad2 and it seems to work perfectly.
On Nov 4, 2012, at 12:59 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It's not a research tool by any means, but it's a pretty cool piece of eye candy technology. The samples are only 90 seconds, why be so stingey especially with the ancient material?
> Given the $0 price, I'm happy with it. It tends to be a bit crashy on my 1st generation iPad with 64 gigs and no telephony.
> -- Tom Fine