The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The comment pointed out that the COMBINED market caps of Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon, four of Apple’s major peers in the tech world, still didn’t equal Apple’s. Total market cap value of the four companies equals $630.95B. Meanwhile, Apple currently clocks in at $632.56B. Just staggering when you think about it. Especially when you consider that Apple’s market cap in 1999 was only $9.29B.
An obsession to recapture the musical language of the past slides into the production of a new manifold of information. More and more time, care and money is invested in the medium of sound reproduction; more and more effort is expended to control the listening environment. Even the electricity coming into the house is suspect as a possible source of distortion.