It was 40 years ago today…that dummy head stereo was first introduced in broadcast audio production. But like quadrophony, it shares the fate as forgotten premature analogue technology. Now a comeback seems around the corner, freshly coined as HRTF, Binaural or Immersive Audio. And you don’t even need dummies to create virtual spatial sound…
So today we celebrate 20 years of public WWW? Well, just the right occasion for a real vintage experience. So I went to the basement and pulled out the right equipment to check out if it still works, could make a connection to ‚the net‘ and if so revel in memories. At least a partly success!
Since Monday this week, a hot discussion develops in Germany, when ISP Telekom declared that starting on May 2nd new DSL contracts will contain speed limits (see press release – German language only). So if new customers provided with the slowest DSL speed „up to 16Mbit/s“ reach a maximum of 75 GB transfer volume, they will have to cope with 384kbit/s until the end of the month – unless they pay extra. The limitation goes up to 400GB/month for the few ones having a „up to 200Mbit/s“ contract.
A fundamental change in business models – or a stategic move? Let’s look at the facts. Weiterlesen