Originally Posted by pepar
Wow, you're on a roll.
Copy writer, right?
On a personal level, I feel a bit bad about this. But how do you discuss a scientific issue with someone who has no science or worse, pseudo-science? After we went round and round, patience wore thin as did respect. We ran out of reason and tact. OK, I
ran out of tact. Others did as well, but they've had the good sense of not posting about it.
No, ad copywriters are schooled in the art of terseness. Clearly I am not. I also thought my occasional poor grammar was a giveaway. My job was making you want to buy it just from looking at it. Amongst other mind bending visual tricks. More recently, I led and motivated those guys and was responsible to concoct the strategic approach and find all new creative ways to mind-funk you. I believe it was an early ad guy in the early to mid 20th century who pioneered the approach of researching the psyche and creating spin terms and buzz words to fool the people that was quickly adopted by our political system. I'd say they are now the masters. I'm so proud of my heritage..
I don't believe this was ever a scientific experiment. Not sure why Nature would need to be scientific. It was a couple of guys with at most, personal vested interest in blind testing with less than perfect perimeters and offering their opinions. Don't get me wrong, I'm not slighting you for that. I loved it. Couldn't wait. Don't see any reviewers or manufacturers jumping at the chance to test them. And hey, when I read "notable" magazine reviewers write-ups, they often just replace their own reference gear and write fancifully about their opinions in relation to what they recall their reference gear sounds like. Listening to a bevy of things. So to me, this would have been a better test. And more trustworthy than a magazine with advertisers. But, I'm not sure it was pure science. Don't think we've really invented a way to truly say scientifically whether one component sounds better than another. We're just not that far along.
So although many have you had already made up their mind before the test, (and would have never changed it anyway citing wavering variables) and are content now it's not happening, I am sadly not. It didn't happen. And no one else with lots of business bucks is jumping in to say hey, I'll fund it. It is after all returnable. I find that strange. So quick to talk. Therefore in my mind, it's still possible.
On that, I personally thank you Pepar for trying, and for peaking my interest. And Nature for stepping up (for a while anyway) and putting up with, well, you know.