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Rip Your Own: Digitizing Your Records and Tapes by Casey Kim

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Chapter 1. The Digital Lifestyle

BACK IN THE DAY, people used to walk to each other’s houses to have conversations. Information used to be organized and stored in filing cabinets. And listening to your favorite music meant seeing it performed live. Over no short period of technological evolution, we now have the ability to have entire conversations on cell phones with people on the other side of the planet. Personal computers are the new filing cabinets, and music can be brought to life at any time and in any place. And we owe it all to technology.

Every single day, we interact with some sort of technology that makes some aspect of our lives more convenient. Interestingly enough, this interaction often occurs without us even realizing it. But beyond ...

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