[time-nuts] OT: Audiophoolery

Rob Kimberley rk at timing-consultants.com
Fri Apr 20 13:46:02 EDT 2007


Bill,

Sorry if my sense of humour went astray.

Cheers

Rob Kimberley 

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Bill Hawkins
Sent: 20 April 2007 09:31
To: 'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] OT: Audiophoolery

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 information.


-----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 land.



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