[time-nuts] OT: Audiophoolery

Bill Hawkins bill at iaxs.net
Fri Apr 20 04:30:39 EDT 2007

Well, stupid may not be the right word. It seems to be human nature
to want to be part of a group that is somehow better than other groups.
That actually had some evolutionary survival value at one time.

Groups form all the time - religious, political, technical, even
time-nuts. Some of the things they believe do not seem rational.
Audiophiles are just another group, but the membership dues are
kind of high.

You can also see how the group has been manipulated by predators to
increasing heights of expensive fantasies. There are parallels in
religion and politics. Again, it's human nature. Surely, there's no
one in this group that has bought an expensive instrument just to
keep up with the group.

I am not now and never have been an audiophile. It just bothers me
when someone writes off complex human behavior with a single epithet.

Bill Hawkins

... who can't sleep and probably shouldn't have written this. It is
not an attack on Mr. Kimberly, whose posts have been a fount of

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Rob Kimberley
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 2:15 AM
To: 'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] OT: Audiophoolery

Wow, got to get one!!!!


Rob K 

PS just goes to show how stupid a lot of people are out there in ga ga

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