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The Back End of the Donkey

I’m bored of cows as a MOOCy metaphor; I found a new one: cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Another Seb Isn’t he cute? The inspiration comes from a wise one — Neil Young — in The Donkey and Digital Music: The Full Dive Into Media Interview. Neil was on his stump, in grand ripping form, about how the digital music format that most people listen to, the mp3, is decrepit because it contains only 5% of the original sound quality of the high end masters. Out trots the donkey: Neil Explains the Donkey Somewhat paraphrased: We can’t control the back end of the donkey… but that’s where all the products are focused. There’s no one talking about the front end of the donkey. That’s what I’m talking about. He’s saying that our music consumption is happy to be focused on the back end of […]

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