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    From Brian Eno: “Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.”

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    That's a pretty cool thought, I'd be hesitant to say it applies to everything but it definitely applies a lot. Obviously it's heavily mixed with nostalgia.

    Guess it's just that initial exposure that becomes optimal?

    Like if I think of computers in the future that literally load instantly, second you touch the button Windows 8 Billion has loaded and all the programs you need are ready to go...
    I can't help but think how dull that would be, I would want to edit in a loading sequence. For it to instantly work would be so alien. I wouldn't be ready to go.