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From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Wed Dec 29 16:10:55 2004

On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, der Mouse wrote:

> >> It always makes me laugh when I see one group of lunatics say all
> >> the OTHER groups are lunatics. :)
> >> Whether we collect computers, radios, typewriters, televisions,
> >> telegraphs keys, telephones, mathematical tools, hand tools, or
> >> whatever -- we're all basically doing the same thing.
> > Yeah, but you gotta admit, people who think solder makes a difference
> > in how their Barney songs sound are seriously batty.
> No more so than people who think that running a game on a real Apple ][
> makes it run any better than running it on an emulator.
> Emotional biases _aren't_ rational, almost by definition.
> Besides, I'm not sure they're wrong. *I* certainly can't hear the
> difference. But I've never been able to hear the difference between
> tube and transistor, either, and that doesn't mean I can't accept that
> a lot of audiophiles can. Indeed, I know one who tells me that if I
> were to actually do a flip-between-them comparison, I would hear the
> difference. (He might even be right for all I know - only one way to
> tell for sure.) It's just plausible enough that the exact alloy used
> in the solder affects the way the metal-to-metal junctions react to
> current flowing through them that I don't dismiss it out of hand.


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