[futurebasic] Re: [FB] re: Let's try this again.

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From: Paul Bruneau <paul_bruneau@...>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 13:51:53 -0500
But bower, as has been posted a few times now, 

one can buy a PCI analog capture card

PB

Bowerbird@... wrote:
> 
> derek said:
> >   Let's try this again.
> 
> ok, let's.         :+)
> long as it stays a friendly conversation...         :+)
> 
> >   I'm a little lost as to why one would spend
> >   the horde of cash required for a DV Mac
> >   without also updating old legacy peripherals.
> 
> perhaps you didn't read the original post, then?
> 
> because pierre told us why.
> his "old legacy peripherals"
> are very expensive to replace.
> 
> nobody's arguing about the merits of
> using a digital process to edit video.
> 
> pierre wants to edit digitally,
> but what he wants is to get the
> input from analog equipment,
> as well as his analog archives.
> 
> that doesn't sound unreasonable to me.
> what sounds unreasonable is pretending
> that no such analog archives exist any more,
> that it's not an inherent part of the move to digital
> that we expect our equipment to process old analog,
> at least for some time while the switch is in-process.
> 
> and heck, the amiga was
> a computer that edited video
> over a decade ago, wasn't it?
> where has apple been all this time?
> 
> and that amiga _did_ have both
> video-in and video-out jacks, thank you,
> so it could edit the output of analog equipment.
> that's all pierre is asking for, far as i can tell.
> 
> this matter is similar to the u.s.b. transition.
> 
> why didn't apple give users an easy way to
> bridge the gap between the old and the new?
> 
> their failure to do so imposes great hidden costs on us (and
> mocks their own assertions to us on the importance of plug-n-play),
> and think it's appropriate that we should call them on those facts.
> 
> >   Why buy something ditigal
> >   if you don't have the equipment for it
> >   and have no intention or ability
> >   to update what you currently have?
> 
> i think that was precisely pierre's point.
> 
> -bowerbird
> 
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