Instant music gratification
Instant music, film and TV programme gratification.Audiophile porn is from October 1974 Hi - Fi News & Record Review magazine. Text quote is from the website of the newly launched iPad. Sound quality may not have improved but the cost of music storage has certainly come down. That 'affordable' Revox reel-to-reel tape recorder sold for £649 ($998, €744) in 1974. When adjusted to current values that £749 would probably buy Abbey Road Studios, or even EMI, today. Talking of which, see Abbey Road's state of the art recording technology here. In the age of instant music gratification does the sound matter anymore?
You’re in a coffee shop and you hear a song you just have to have. Or you’re in an airport wishing you had a good film to watch. With Wi-Fi access and one tap of the iTunes icon, you can discover new music, films to buy or rent, TV programmes, and podcasts. Then download it all wirelessly, right to your iPad. Wherever you happen to be.
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I still have my ReVox B-77. Good times…