Hmm... You must have been reading this other thread to suggest that technological regression may be in order: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=189286
Originally Posted by Solitaire1
Have we made a mistake embracing the digital for music? There's something to be said for analog. 8-track tapes were one of the high points in analog music reproduction, simple to operate and use. Cassettes were even better.
Now, things are so simple with digital but are they better? Now it's so boring, just pop a disc in and listen to music. Even simpler, we now have small devices that can carry so much music. You can carry so much music now that you don't have to make any choices about which songs you can take with you since you can take them all.
But what about the glorious days when you could carry an entire album on a tape the size of a deck of cards? The fun of making your own collections of songs on one tape, spending hours to get just the right mix of songs.
Oh well, at least we have the past.
It was all about how electromagnetic fields from wireless devices are all "dangerous" and stuff (with responses containing significant factual refutation and off-topic humor).
And do not forget that those little earbuds that we stick inside ourr ears (right next to our brains) use magnetic coils that generate a modulated electromagnetic field so strong that it can actually MOVE stuff!
It moves the diaghram that pushes air, which you hear as sound. And it is practically INSIDE YOUR HEAD! While it is pushing that air, the magnetic field must certainly be telling your brain that growing tumors is a good idea, right? At least that is the pseudo-scientifical method of creating convincing fact-free FUD. (I am just kidding here, but that is how all the EM scare tactics work -- same principle). Electromagnetic fields are wireless even if they are coming from earbuds or headphones. To prevent EM fields from exposing us from hidden unextected sources like speakers (especially tiny ones we actually stick into our ears), perhaps we should only be allowed to play our records on a player that does not use electricity, like an old Victrola.
Yeah, then we will be safe. Or not...