Walked to Mellow Velo in the Morning and picked up my fixie, which was improved… Sunshine. Warm. Lovely ride home and up the hill. Then Autumn turned and by the afternoon we had a storm and lots of rain.
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | What is the future of music online?
For the industry, this hero must come up with an idea that is great enough to tempt fans away from illegal file-sharing sites, while simultaneously making money for artists, songwriters and record labels.
I read what those experts are saying… but for me there is a fundamental disconnect there: why do we need to carry everything with us? Why do we need immediate access to everything? Do we need thousands of books on a Kindle or on the new Nook? Aren’t five or even a dozen books enough? Are they going away into the wilderness for a decade? Do we need thousands of songs on an iPod? Are they on a two-year boat-trip? Do we carry a suitcase with a choice of differently colored shirts, in case our friend’s new car has a paintjob that doesn’t jive with what we are wearing?
No, I am happy to carry about a dozen albums on my iPhone, in form of ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) and some 320kbps mp3s. (((It would be very nice, if eventually phones support high quality FLAC…))) I don’t don’t need a harem at attention, I just want one lovely album at a time.
I think there is something very wrong about this access to everything, all books, all music, all the time…
Ernst Haas’ photographs of New Mexco in Life Magazine, September 15, 1952 issue.
Here are Haas’ images of New York from a 1953 issue.