The Death of High Fidelity

In the age of MP3s, sound quality is worse than ever.

At least, that seems to be the analysis at RollingStone. Here’s an article on Wikipedia with slightly more detailed technical analysis on the same subject.

While at it, curious readers might want to checkout Mp3Gain. I’ve found it quite useful over the years to normalize my mp3 collection.

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Netscape Navigator (1994 – 2008)

Unless there’s a miracle, its appears that AOL has taken the decision to cease development of Netscape Navigator. Its a sad day in history indeed, as the Netscape browser family was arguably instrumental in popularizing the commercial internet as we know it, by making it readily accessible to the masses. Netscape would ironically become a victim of its won success later on, falling from grace spectacularly, only to be reborn from ashes as Firefox in an epic tale of the browser wars.

For those of you who doesn’t know, the history of Netscape Navigator and the browser versions.

Firefox 2