In reality the only actual people here are you, me, mahgister, oldhvymec and a half a dozen others. All the rest are bots.
@millercarbon Well at least we have here MC some variety of bots, "angry bots", "cheerful bots", we even have "philosophical disputing bots". I think I must be in the "depressing bot" category. Question, are bots allowed to post? or just reply? :)
This post really hit home
@klwms I am sorry for your loss. This was a silly post of mine
Interesting thread here.
Yes, if you look to the past, you will see that we are all doing that right now
@ecscott482 I don’t know about that, kind of my point, all the "professionals" here in audiogon forums, manufacturers and non manufacturers, they have deep knowledge of audio, electronics, mechanics .... granted some of them they go a little to far in what affects audio and what not, but on average there is pretty knowledgeable people here, I was born in the transistor era, but I had access to tubes in my younger years, also to vinyl, started listening to stuff which mom and dad had, they did not even listened to it (they were busy working for our family among other things) but I was curious and I was left alone at home when I was 6 or 7 and I operated my parents simplified turntable and listened to tracks from Joan Manuel Serrat, Johnny Horton (The Battle of New Orleans, I still can hear that specific tune now in my head as I did when I was 7, 43 years after), Johnny Cash (so many John’s), Nat King Cole and I was fascinated by the music and the system itself, then when I was 10 I was visiting my neighbor and he played me Deep Purple’s "Black Night" and "Speed King" and my fate was sealed with rock and roll, unpacked my dads RTR (also German like the Turntable) and started recording from pirated cassettes to tape (this was back then in communist Cuba so everything was pirated) and rock and roll was banished and prohibited. Another good friend neighbor his dad was a fan of the Beatles and he also had a RTR and we used to go to this house and listen to tracks there. Music was always a part of my life, in my most uncertain moments when I had nothing and the future was open with no prospects just open, music always comforted me and gave me hope on life (kind of stupid if you think about it, what hope can music realistically offer? it won’t pay for the bills, in fact most likely will be another bill ha), then after busy working for a family and at 45 I rediscovered tubes and high end systems and I am still fascinated as I was when I was 6, not only by audio and music but the technology that allows us to experienced it and although this technology has evolved and got perfected with digital, dacs, high processing computers, class D and such I am still in awe of how the older technology still competes and it even betters some of the tech that came after. I of course believe WW2 and the Cold War has a lot to do with all those advancements in technology.
So I look at the past like you were saying and I look at the millennials now and I don’t think they will put the same effort, even learning the intrinsic on how to adjust a TT, speaker toe in, room response, crossover points, and everything that makes our hobby perfect. All the knowledge (and craziness along) and typing hours placed here in these forums by all of you, will someone care?
Let me give a quick example, Technics they will ship you their newest TT, their instructions are very general and mostly will make it work but not to the perfection and the standards provided in here. You go to Youtube to see how to adjust a Turntable, 95% of what you find is general as well. If you want specifics you have to come to Audiogon (maybe 2 or 3 other sites Steve Hoffman, audioasylum and such)
As long as that is happening, there will be a desire to reach new levels of listening pleasure
@pgaulke60 hope you are right. I know Music will live on, the desire to experience it on new levels is what I kind of question.
Why all of you and not all of us?
@petg60 good question, glad you noticed. I don’t consider myself at the level of proficiency and detail some others are here on Audiogon that’s why I think I excluded myself on that statement and I was referring to the ones that are actually the "soul" of Audiogon, the ones I mentioned before (in no particular order)
Do you know something i don’t?
I don’t know, do you? very cryptic, please provide more details, this bot cannot compute .... beep beep, shutting down now.