- Sep 26, 2008
It just occurred to me, low-fidelity should've been around since Thomas Edison made the phonograph, and considering people learn by imitation, how much could bad sound reproduction have altered human language in the past 140ish years? Typical sound reproduction (ie, television) is pretty far from what is actual, and I should think after all these decades and all the hours people have watched and learned from television that they've incorporated this low fidelity into their languages. I'm sure most of you have noticed that after watching some movies, later on during the day or next few days you find yourself imitating what actors have done. The freaky part is, we're not imitating what the actors say, we're imitating the television's portrayal of what they've said which is probably far far away from what was actually said. If there's any truth to what I'm saying, humanity is going to pay dearly for giving children ibuds. Comments?