The Day The Music Crashed...

from the uh-oh... dept

Now that we're being told all the time that we should only buy digital music, what happens when your computer screws up and you can no longer access your music? Apparently, there are a ton of stories going around right now about how the latest version of iTunes is completely trashing some Windows machines, making all of the songs stored unaccessible. So, as Jeremy Wagstaff asks in the first link, will this prompt people to go back to more tangible storage, such as CDs? It seems unlikely (and I say that as someone who actually does still prefer CDs, call me old fashioned). Instead, it may do two things: (1) encourage people to get better backup solutions, so that if a computer has problems, their music is still available and (2) push to get rid of stupid copy protection that makes solution (1) useless.
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    Mr Audiofile, 13 Sep 2005 @ 7:09am

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    My ear is better than yours. I don't understand how anyone can listen to anything less than a live performance with front-to-middle-center seats (depending on the acoustics of the theatre). It makes me feel smug to post messages about the ignorant people who listen to "music" on computers. I wouldn't play nursery rhymes to my kids on less than OGG. When I encode my own music one song fills an entire hard drive and even then the poor acoustic reproduction environment of the PC is like needles to my ears. My ears are so great. If there was a prize for great ears I'd win. If Apple had me on their AAC evaluation panel, I would have told them their 128 AAC is as poor as the CD it was ripped from. CDs!!!! Vinyl was bad enough... I can't finish this post - somebody shoot me

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