Its not a matter of CD's having bad quality. Its just that the difference between an analog recording and a digital one tends to be that digital recordings cut out all the sounds that we cant fucking hear anyway, and audiophiles will often argue that the quality of analog is better as a result, its not an argument I really care about.
it's also not true. try listening to an audiophile that actually knows their shit next time. it's true that there are some things records can do that CD's can't do, but it's nothing that would show up in any blind listener test a serious audiophile would do. Which is why they don't. Because, like food, the difference in listening pleasure of CD versus Vinyl is in the presentation. Unlike food, not many are willing to admit this.
I did say that's an argument I don't take too seriously. Its also one that's not true now, but probably was ten years ago or so. Most of that difference was in regards to shit that human beings cant hear, anyway.
No, your so called "advantages" to these old technologies are not the reason why you stick to them.
Actually, they are. There are other reasons too, such as cost (I can usually buy second hand shit dirt cheap), and nostalgia... but I consider them to be genuine advantages.
You are just lazy and reluctant to switch to new technology.
Did I indicate anywhere that I dont use newer technology? I do. I'm just not so quick to scrap the old shit, either.
Also, you called me lazy?!
So don't kid yourself and don't kid us. It's a perfectly good reason. Or at least, it's a lot better and more honest to everyone involved than all the dumb and uninformed excuses you are making.
In no place did I say that the old tech is objectively better, my argument is only that its not obsolete. It still works, and it even has perceived advantages from my point of view, I say that because I continue to use it (in addition to newer tech as well, I obviously own a computer, for example). Dumb and uninformed excuses? IF you don't want to use a VCR, that's fine, I I never insulted your intelligence for using newer technology... so DON'T insult mine for using the old.
Mind you, I'm not even saying that CD's are bad, or DVD's, or anything else. I just dont feel that the old tech loses its value just because newer tech exists.
except that it does, on all fronts, except for the part where you don't want to figure out how to use the new tech.
Does something lose its value because there is something else that's more modern? Do I throw away all of my old appliances to get the newest models? My computer is a little old, perhaps the reason I don't have a newer model is because I am lazy and ill informed? By the logic you present, because I still read books, I'm an ill informed lazy ass who cant figure out to use a kindle. STFU.
Also, I dont rebuy cd's , I stopped doing that crap years ago.
Well, duh, I ripped all my CDs to my computer and haven't opened a CD box since. If I lose, break or scratch a CD I will download it, which in that case is actually legal because I already paid the copyrights on it (as it doesn't matter where I get my backup copy from, just that I have the right to own one).
Yeah, the same thing goes for ROMS.
Typewriters: Its nice to have a writing machine that isn't plugged into the grid.
Stop making excuses, damnit. If you really wanted that, you'd use a fucking pencil. A typewriter is way too clunky to be of any use except nostalgic value.
Actually, I have a pencil, and paper... and I use them. I also have Crayons, Paints/Brushes, various Pens, and other assorted clunky outdated methods of writing/drawing shit. If I follow you correctly, because we have computers now, that makes me a fucking troglodyte.
As far as a typewriter goes, you're probably mostly right about this one. I like the feel of it, but its much less practical than a computer for the purposes of writing, although I find it immensely valuable for its lack of distraction. Sadly, I lost mine on my last move, but I used it frequently.
On the real, all of the advantages I've described are purely subjective, and the things that I continue to use are outdated I generally use because I still like them. Hence, they haven't lost any value, except in the literal monetary sense... they still function, they do what they were designed to do. The advantages I described are found, but in a few cases I think rather practical. I've lost more DVD's and CD's over the years to damage than I have VHS and LP's. Also, the newer forms of technology obviously have their advantages, I leave them unstated because I'm not making a case for them and dont need to, I'm not talking down to anybody because they like technology.
I do however take issue with it if you talk down to me.