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For six years, the Internet Nexus served as my technology blog, but I've since started blogging at the SuperSite Blog instead. If you're looking for the blog, please head there. --Paul
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Music: It's better than it sounds on MP3San Francisco Chronicle:
The artificial audio of MP3s is quickly becoming the primary way people listen to music. Apple already has sold 100 million iPods, and more than a billion MP3 files are traded every month through the Internet.I'm always amused when people say that low-quality MP3/WMA/AAC tracks sound just fine. It literally is the audio equivalent of calling a McDonalds Happy Meal delicious. I guess it just depends on what you're used to consuming.
Related: Just because it's digital, doesn't mean it sounds good
Semi-related: I discovered this story through MacSurfer, which is a good (if curiously repetitive) Mac news aggregator site. They were linking to a story on The Inquirer, which is a sad little "The Register"-wannabe site from the UK that, as it turns out, simply reworded a story they had discovered on The Seattle PI. (My guess is they do that a lot.) However, even that story wasn't the original: The PI can apparently republish stories from The San Francisco Chronicle, but of course they don't link to the "original." So I went and looked for it and linked to that here. Sometimes I really wonder about the Internet.Permalink ]