“Over the past few weeks, the death of Steve Jobs triggered a wild rush of fans to measure and celebrate the impact of Apple technologies on modern music-making,” Dave Bidini writes for The National Post.
“Web posts and chat forums hung heavy with long testimonials espousing the benefits of portable, one-touch recording systems, and the ability to fly tracks across continents via email so that world music could be drawn closer together,” Bidini writes. “One blogger’s take compared the seismic impact of The Beatles’ Apple era to Jobs’ Apple revolution. It’s a creative angle, surely, but one fraught with a conflicting paradigm: The Beatles made art, while Jobs made a tool to create art. Comparisons to da Vinci were equally conflicted, although a bigger question remained unanswered: Did Jobs’ spirited inventions work to improve art, or make it so that the best was never as great while the worst was just that much better?”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Returning choice to music consumers is one of Jobs’ many achievements.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]