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It’s On The Computer!

October 4th, 2019

AC shuffled all the songs in the collection…?

The whole idea caught me by surprise. I left my computer unattended for a while and then I returned bewildered… no, it is, extremely, fascinated, truly.

I would never even I have thought of that idea… shuffle them all?

The concept is somewhat understandable, however the collection is 25000 songs’ strong?

“Shuffle all?” On a 25K collection? In time that is in excess of 85 days of continuous playing… and that is a funny concept!

What’s all the fuzz about? Well, to begin with it is not a stream or a playlist. We’re talking about an (my) actual record collection.

It is my collection and it is comprised of actual files* stored on one of a multitude of hard-drives.

The tracks collected are my labor-of-love the past 35 yrs or so and not all, but most of them have a physical counterpart, a majority of them have counterpart existing in this very World.

I’ve never, ever shuffled anything and I do not have playlists. I listen an album/record at the time. As I enjoy my rather selective 25000 songs’ strong collection.

This happens to be related to another specific problem. Regarding history and traceability on the great Nokia-net, i.e Internet. It may not seem important or problematic just yet, however, according to me it is already a problem in this very day…

There are serious temporal grievousness, that I have written/spoken of many times before. Traceability is deteriorating/disappearing rapidly. Faux-relativism is taking over and things like; albel/catalogue-nr/release date/genre (which I’ve always had tremendous problems with) are becoming concepts that are void of meaning.

All these things combined are un-good, and especially for the collector…

History is memory, and memory is the future, right?

Peace!

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