Friday, February 3, 2012

Steve Jobs Listened To Vinyl At Home

According to a recent interview with legendary rock musician Neil Young, Steve Jobs listened to vinyl at home rather than using iTunes. In an interview at the Dive Into Digital conference in Laguna Niguel, California Young said that the late Apple CEO's preference was just a recognition that current digital formats produce only about "5 percent" of the sound that vinyl records do because the data is so compressed. Young said he and Jobs, who died last October, had been talking about a new format and devices that could equal the sound quality of vinyl. "If [Jobs] had lived long enough he would eventually have come up with such a device." Young also says that digital "piracy is the new radio, that's how music gets around." It's a fascinating interview.