A Sweet irony: Steve Jobs chose to listen to vinyl records rather than use an iPod

"Steve Jobs was a pioneer of digital music. His legacy is tremendous," Young said. Suggesting users could download songs overnight, Neil Young said: "Sleep well. Wake up in the morning. Play some real music and listen to the joy of 100 percent of the sound of music."

The rocker, speaking at a technology conference, Speaking at the D: Dive Into Media conference in Southern California, said the Apple founder preferred the sound compared to the iPod's digitally-compressed files.

Whatd did Jobs listen to?

Jobs particularly enjoyed the sounds of the sixties, according to his biographer.

Walter Isaacson explains in his biography of the Apple founder that Jobs once collected concert records by Bob Dylan - particularly from his electric period in 1965 and 1966.

His iPod also had songs from seven Beatles albums and six Rolling Stones albums, Isaacson wrote.
But it was 'Dylan’s words [that] struck chords of creative thinking,' Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, told the biographer.

The high end audio systems years past were not significantly inferior to what's sold now. Even then they understood that regardless of what you had been playing it did not matter unless your loudspeakers could repeat what you were processing.
Consider the loudspeakers being sold. Your speakers are usually made of plastic and smaller. Receivers were guaged on complete harmonic distortion, or the basis of THD, and turntable cartidges could prices just as much as a whole mid-level system. Now it's about layout that is streamlined.

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