Well, what keeps you coming in every day? Are you making a difference or just making money?
I was reminded of one of my reasons a few minutes ago. Loud music was coming from the next office. At intervals it would jump a bit and get quieter, then jump again and get louder. I strolled over and was asked, “Which sounds better, the CD or the MP3?”
In a training session a few days ago someone (I think it was our president) mentioned that vinyl records sound better than CDs and half the room started nodding sagely, not because we were sucking up but because we KNOW vinyl sounds best* and are happy to demonstrate it to those who don’t believe God’s revealed truth.
I like my job because I am among my own kind.
- See, a digital recording, from which a CD or MP3 is made, listens to the sound for a moment and records that moment. It listens 144,400 moments per second, per channel, which is its “sampling rate.” Vinyl, as an analog medium that writes what it hears continually, does not have a “sampling rate,” as such. Or it is an infinite sampling rate, although a record that spins faster is CLOSER to infinite, so, theoretically, a monaural 78RPM record should contain more data than a stereo 33-1/3RPM record. But either contains more data than a CD, resulting in a (theoretically) fuller sound. Then you have the downside of scratches and pops and eventually you start to go nuts and qualify for working here.