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Long Car Trips and Short Attention Spans [LXXXVI]
The Wheels On The Bus
Listening to the radio in the car — a classic way of finding new music, getting news updates, and hearing a lot of advertisements.
Radio: Unlimited music, no choice of ordering in the music — you get what they stream. Lots of Ads.
Then came tape decks, and CD players (maybe even a six-CD stacker), sure you could make a mix tape, or burn a CD with your tunes, it was better but still limited.
Tapes and CDs: Limited music, limited choice in the ordering of the music, no ads.
Enter Spotify (or whatever your favourite streaming service is)
Streaming service: Unlimited music, ordering of your music, no ads (if you subscribe that is)
Kids these days…
Never happy with the music, always skipping back and forth.
So now I just play podcasts or audiobooks for them.
“The Unbelievable Truth” is what we are listening to now.
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