Dan, Alan and Julian discuss whether Mac users should be afraid of making the switch over to PCs and Windows? They answer your questions, share community feedback, and their finds of the week.
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- Edward Lewis offered some feedback on the discussion in Podcast 330 about work ethic:
Dear grumpy old men, Stop it. I was very disappointed to hear you falling into the "young people are lazy" trap. This line has become pervasive and it is so negative that it's disgusting, and your one sided discussion was relentlessly negative. I am sick and tired of hearing this nonsense from every angle. Here are some points I'd like to make:
1. There are plenty of lazy, entitled, arrogant older people. I get to work with a few (thankfully not many). This is not a new phenomenon, so don't paint with broad brushstrokes.
2. There are plenty of younger people who work their asses off. There are plenty who work incredibly hard for very little money and recognition, a lot of who work for companies that are bordering on exploitation but because they have grown up to it and they don't know any different.
3. Bringing it to music, BT's twitter chain is pretty on the money, at least in the dance music world.
4. Comments pages on the internet magnify negativity. An example: You put up a review which has 1000 views and draws 20 comments, 18 of them are negative, 2 are positive. Of course you're drawn to the negative ones. Comments themselves are easier to post. You don't have to write a letter as you did not so long ago. If people are satisfied or happy, more often than not, they don't bother to comment. Using comments as a metric doesn't work.
5. You conveniently seem to have missed the role that parents, advertisers, manufacturers etc. have in influencing the young. Did a 12 year old create the iPhone or Spotify or Netflix? Of course not. They were team efforts by older people that have created the on demand culture. Now that culture's here, it's not going away.
6. I recently went to mainland Europe for the first time in a decade and was so pleasantly surprised at how few chain cafes and restaurants there were. I wasn't staying in little villages, I was in big towns. In the UK, there would have been at least two of each of Starbucks, McDonalds, Costa etc. The only chain I saw in a town centre was McDonalds - and it was only one. Culturally, we have collectively opened our doors to this. I don't think the problem is my generation because that's what we've grown up with so having the older generation complain about something they've created is somewhat warped.
Rant over. Yours, A somewhat angry younger person
Questions From The Community
- Dee Anne Phillips is preparing to record an audiobook for Audified and wants to know how to measure her noise floor.
- Emmanuel Bariteau Has has some issues with OS compatibility for plugins and asks whether we have experienced similar issues.
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- Alan - Fideco USB3.1 dual hard drive dock with built-in clone function.