Saturday, March 24, 2012

Quality is subjective, what is quality can change

Quality is subjective, what is quality can change. A few examples come to mind:

- It used to be that music lovers were really concerned with hifi sound quality. These days we gladly accept bad mp3 quality through lousy earbuds for the convenience of having anything we want anywhere, anytime.

- ”Handmade” used to be an indication that something was made in a more exacting way, but these days lots of stuff can only be made by robots. Humans don’t have the consistent precision required to make our gadgets.

- Price and quality are not necessarily correlated. Google is free, like Facebook, YouTube et al.

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