Here is a vinyl copy of Winelight by Grover Washington Jr
Copied from an analogue machine with a rotating disc, then converted to digital which I’m receiving by way of my computer and my bluetooth wireless speaker. Sounds great. But since it’s a copy consisting of a bunch of zeros and ones, I assume it can’t sound as good as the original recording on magnetic tape that recorded actual acoustic frequencies that travelled through the air.
We humans are not actually digital now, most of us, but we are dealing now in a digital world such as cash that comes out of an ATM. Cash is still nice. Wish I had some.
I’d invest in memory cards to further preserve the purity of the original sound. But wait, that’s already digital, must preserve previous tapes.
Because with computers it could all disappear in a flash.
As we embrace this amazing time where now almost everyone is united across the world by way of their handheld computers which also amazingly let you make phone calls….
I still prefer a hello across the room to someone right there texting me.
Time to boldly go forth as humans. Let’s use this stuff without becoming it. Pretty cool though huh? As in,
From stone age to this? Let’s not screw it up.