Re: digitizing private media

Brian Atkins (
Wed, 25 Nov 1998 11:09:37 -0500

My take is:

  1. why blow more $$$ for hard drives or cd-r media when you've already got the bits in digital format on the original cds.
  2. whether you copy the media or not, why do you still want to be stuck carting it around with you around the planet- even if you reduce the amount of atoms required by converting to mp3, you still are going to be lugging extra junk around with you.

Need to stop carting atoms around!

christophe delriviere wrote:
> Brian Atkins wrote:
> > Noo... MP3s may be nice, but they are lower quality. Why not
> > buy a Slink-e from and one or more 200 CD changers
> > and permanently locate your music somewhere with a nice net
> > connection. Then you could stream from the pc hooked up to
> > the slink-e and listen to your music anywhere in the world
> > that has the bandwidth. There probably needs to be a company
> > that provides this service... hmm.
> if your CD juke boxes are able to recognize mp3 CDR it's a rather good
> strategy... if not that's a far too much expensive one. i would prefer
> to use some huge hard drives for such process, such as the new IBM 20
> gigs that will appear soon. Interesting side effect : you can copy
> easily your files and thus make backups of your cds, far much secure,
> and this strategy is useful for other kind of files too.
> delriviere
> christophe

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