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From: "Phil Allison"
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Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 10:18:38 +1100
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"John Fields" wrote in message
> On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 07:34:05 +1100, "Phil Allison"
> > Now, if software and RF are not examples of a black art
> Only to the uninitiated,
** Oh, so there is an *initiation* ceremony - at midnight ? During a
black mass ?
> and they are not examples of a black art,
** They are examples consistant with a common observation made about
mysterious technical things ie " that is a black art".
To say they are examples of "black art" has an entirely different
connotation - similar to black humour for instance.
> they are each fascinating black arts in their own right.
** Then you agree with my remark.
For many of us audio was a steppingstone; for others the final destination,
** Glad you did not say "backwater" or "blackwater".
** The term "audio" covers a broad church - there is a mile wide gulf
between professional audio including live entertainment electronics ( my
area) and so called "high-end" hi-fi which is a business infested with
In any case, repair work has little if any conection with the
marketing of the gear and reviewer's snake oil claims.
> which is not to demean the honest, dedicated, practitioners in any
> field of endeavor.
** Then why are you doing that to me John ? - that is exactly what I
"Leaf by Niggle" is as true for you as it is for me.
** There was no niggle in my remark - it was a response to the
following inanity from John Larkin:
> Because (pitiful creature!) you have to quantify what you know,
> whereas the audio people just know it when they hear it.
Which is so senseless it st beneath contempt.
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