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Great article, thanks very much magic Mark ;-)
My two cents worth is that I don't want to stream. I have nothing against it but I don't want to be attached to the internet all the time and I don't want to use up my bandwidth all the time when I am. I also don't want to be beholden to someone else's business model. Businesses ALWAYS change, always get sold, always merge. I'm afraid of losing everything. True I could lose it all in a house fire or with a hard drive crash, but I keep backups at work in case the house burns down. I have no confidence that these companies will be around later when I want to dig up an old obscure album in twenty years, or that they will keep my specific album available. I'm stuck with someone else's idea of what is important to hold on to.
With my own collection in FLAC and 320kbps I can listen to anything I want any time, make my own playlists, put it on any device I want, and know that it's going to be there when I want to hear it; even if I have no internet access or Spotify goes is sold to Sony who decides they will only stream at 128kbps.
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Last edited by DeadEd; 07-18-2015 at 04:20 PM.