Originally Posted by perhapss
Unfortunately real activity between humans in real time and space TOGETHER has suffered IMO.
I also do not take for granted (though it is very easy to) for example, the ability to communicate with people from the other side of the planet on matters that we share common affection towards - which in our case being classical music. Furthermore, the ability to search for music, and listening to it, immediately after discussing it on such a forum has equalised the platform in terms of expense and accessibility. I generally see all this as a positive step, not merely because more people can enjoy music, but also because it can lead to the promotion of higher quality.
Recently thread members discussed the romance of scraping their pennies together to begin and add to their music collection, or any other means of accessing music.
Personally speaking, I wish I had had access to the current technology and services as I do now. I would have saved a lot of money and time which would have been focused much more in feeding my love and knowledge of music (of all genres), and just perhaps would have opened avenues to wonderful materials that even today I have yet to discover.
But perhaps not everything was not in vain and perhaps that experience has given me the context for this hindsight... who knows eh?... I shall be getting back to my music now.
Ps. I'm enjoying and appreciate this thread very much. Hope it continues to continue