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All media, no matter what the format has to be played on some device. That playback device and the format of the encoding will both be obsolete with time. By design and supposed efficiency.

That 2TB card is going to make a nice earring stud when the iPhone XX comes out. "It's 10:00PM, 2030. Do you know where your data is?"

Anyway, for the sake of argument, I'm not sure that having music available 24/7 is a great thing. We used to make music together in living rooms, on porches, in workplaces, places of worship, holidays, where music was about a relationship with other people. Or it was a special occasion when groups of people got together to hear musicians live.

Fortunately for printed matter, paper has a pretty good track record and doesn't appear to be on its way out. But the other day I was in a library in Manhattan, and it had two spacious floors. And there was a wonderful large space with rows of computers, and a few walls of current DVDs, and beautiful photos of birds and mountains on the walls, and an automatic check out machine, and photo displays of authors who had birthdays that month. There was a children's area where they could sit at tables and do homework and take poetry lessons. But as I left I said to the lonely man at the front desk, "It's a lovely comfortable library. Just one question...where the heck are the books?"

Now, get off my lawn.
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Landmark,
at the risk of being crude,..
here's a little something to water your grass with. 🙂

On the back door(!...!), of a Berlin Public Library....
https://ibb.co/q7PS238

...just saw it yesterday(!).
Shalom.
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The old Egyptian temples were not places where they stored their knowledge but rather the temples were the knowledge. One has to be initiated in order to read them, so it was pretty safe and lasted a long time.
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Landmark there are still places in the works that gather to sing and play music. Heck it is the rare family near Branson that doesn't do exactly as you describe. My wife's family is from Spain and it happens weekly.

Do not despair! It happens a lot.
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On Apr 13, 2019, Dannydoyle wrote:
Landmark there are still places in the works that gather to sing and play music. Heck it is the rare family near Branson that doesn't do exactly as you describe. My wife's family is from Spain and it happens weekly.

Do not despair! It happens a lot.


Indeed (thanx Danny), and they're not just open mics either!!! Here in the SF/Bay Area, we have "pickin' and fiddlin' potlucks every month...good food, no bad vibes, people really sharing music and food with one another. Also some of the local musicians host parties at their own houses on occasion. If there are any local music shops in your area, check their bulletin boards. btw you are NOT required to perform. I often just listen! Lynn
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The pubs in Ireland are full of wonderful singers. My wife is Irish and she and all Irish girls seem to be able and willing singers. We English are less willing, more reserved I guess.
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