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i doesn't matter if you've found a flaw in his logic. his article still is reasonable. it's talking more about general legal implications and how the consumer can or should respond. this doesn't necessarily have to do with "locked down" versus not.
"Here are a couple of proposals that I'd consider more realistic. Both of these really do involve voting with your wallet. (1) If there are no options that avoid DRM and lockdowns, don't buy. This is my current attitude about the Kindle and iPod. I'll buy one when there is a non-DRM'd library of books available for it that is roughly the same size as Amazon's current catalog. (2) Buy the lesser of two evils. E.g., I believe Android is significantly less locked down than iPhone, so if I were choosing between the two, I'd buy an Android. "
sounds good. i'd go further and only buy it, if there are proper import and export functions in an open format (pdf, txt, etc).
But what about the variation in sound quality? Can't the ear distinguish between quickly shifting bit-rates?
In other words, doesn't the CBR sound "smoother"?
the faa process is impressive.. i took a look at their "nas system engineering manual". what kind of systems require level A certification? that sounds like a huge endeavor..
except he's talking about modern technology, and i think voltaire is generalizing about everything..
i wouldn't even agree to voltairs statement, since perfection is achievable.