Old dogs reluctant with new tricks?
TechDirt points to this Boston.com story about the format-change weary boomers' resisting the MP3 format. I think the story over emphasizes the skepticism, because the format is not the point as much as what's on. Today, there isn't much in the way of interesting music legally available in MP3 format -- and, despite the counter-culture tendencies of our youth, all of old folks do want to pay for a quality audio product in a format that is useful and comes with support. There was never any customer support at Napster, something many of the boomers are used to and need.
At the same time, there is something to be said for those old vinyl albums I have to explain to my kids.Posted by Mitch Ratcliffe at October 22, 2002 05:56 PM | TrackBack