“Is music technology? Max Weber, in his last book, “The Rational and Social Foundations of Music, ” published in 1921, a year after his death, says, basically, yes.” – NYTimes.com
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There is an interesting article in the New York Times titled The Fading Sounds of Analog Technology talking about the end of analog noises produced by now vintage products. Sounds such as dial tones and cassettes rewinding are fading away. Interestingly, we still reference many old analog sounds in our day to day language.
“We’re losing the dial tone, too. Cellphones don’t have dial tones. Only landlines do, and those are rapidly disappearing. And without the dial tone, how will movie producers ever indicate that someone’s hung up on a character? (Even though that was an unrealistic depiction to begin with.) Funny thing is, we’re replacing these sounds mainly with… nothing! What’s the sound of broadband? Of rewinding a CD?” – David Pogue, NYTimes.com
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