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I am loath to admit it, but I think that Don may be on to something 
profound here.

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Andes, Donald wrote:
> Could it be that the world is simply tiring form audio only simulation?
>
> I mean really, not that I hope this is the case, but really, cars
> equipped with DVD players, VIDEO iPod, elevators  and taxi's with
> "moving image billboards" and news feeds. I'm not talking about a
> distant George Jetson future, I'm talking about present day, average joe
> culture.
>
> Not to mention that our kids playing video game simulations that rival
> what the government uses for training military personnel.
>
> I love Audio, as I'm sure most of us do here, but Audio's realist place
> in today's culture may be other than where WE all hope it to be, or what
> it once was.
>
> The same could be said for linear moving image, as more interactive
> technology emerges from the internet and video game markets, what will
> the become of TV?
>
> Sad but true???
>
> Don Andes
> EMI Music
>
>  
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Don Cox
> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 2:49 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] SACD fans -- some discounts
>
> On 01/05/07, Tom Fine wrote:
>
>   
>> Amazon has some very aggressive pricing right now on some SACD titles.
>> Especially some the BMG/RCA titles. Big in-general classical sale 
>> right now, too. Wonder if this is clearing out classical overstock 
>> that can't be sold in now-closed Tower stores. Good buying opportunity
>>     
>
>   
>> as some titles may go out of print.
>>
>> -- Tom Fine
>>
>> PS -- cannot post here due to copyrights but interesting story last 
>> week in Wall St. Journal about how 1/4+ of CD sales now through 
>> big-box stores and those retailers demands for quick turnover hampers 
>> any attempts at variety. Then CD sales keep slumping due to overpriced
>>     
>
>   
>> and boring product, and it becomes self-perpetuating as Best Buy and 
>> Wal-Mart are reportedly cutting floor space for CD's. Not a good time 
>> to be in the music biz.
>>     
>
> Practically all the small companies now sell direct over the web. 
>  
> Regards
> --
> Don Cox
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