People ooh and aah because you have version 9. And if you have 9. But you are not cool. You are definitely not cool if you have 9. You are also not cool if you have 7. In fact, you are viewed in much the same way as a puppy that has an unfortunate accident on the kitchen floor. People just shake their heads. Not up and down. Then something interesting happens. If you have 2. You are viewed as being odd, eccentric, quirky.
Wow — can The Cooler - Various - The Sound Of Entertainment 3 (DVD) take a look at that? You are driving a roadster rapidly through the suburbs, on the outskirts of a place that is cool.
Then, casually, at a very posh party, with dainty appetizers that cost more apiece than a good cheeseburger, where absolutely everyone has 9. The room starts to buzz. Check it out! This The Cooler - Various - The Sound Of Entertainment 3 (DVD) has a 1.
Everyone looks up from their cutting-edge but commonplace 9. You have a genuine bona fide 1. The Macdaddy. The One. You, my friend, are cool. People who are into audio completely understand the Rule of Cool. Your friends are thoroughly impressed by your made-in-China X receiver and its 5,watt power rating, 0.
There is no finer audio receiver anywhere on the face of the earth. First introduced inthis 67 pounds of McIntosh booty is the treasure that all your friends covet. Because it is so incredibly cool.
Which one? Your newest receiver, or your oldest power amplifier? Easy question. Audio people know all about cool. Interestingly, now phone people might be catching on. After endlessly chasing the next 9. Vintage cellphones are making a comeback. Consider the Nokia This turn-of-the-century phone is a very modest piece of technology.
Seeking to capitalize on its old-schoolness, the is being put back into production. When they come out with a phone with 11 vacuum tubes, that weighs 67 pounds, let me know. That would be cool. Yeah, let us trot out our Porschevintage Klipschhorns. Yeah, we're cool, or just maybe old. I'm okay with being old. True cool is not caring what others think, but just enjoying life on your terms. Ken, you definitely drove the point home about how hipsters earn their cool reputation and, yes, there are a lot of them out there.
But if someone is willing to spend big bucks on a McIntosh MC I didn't and wouldn't think of it I'm sure he or she is buying it for another reason Without getting into another holy war about transistors vs.
The high harmonic distortion especially second harmonic that results in a laid-back, mellow sound. For them, viewing the world through rose-tinted glasses is what they want.
Of course, some people just like the sense of nostalgia, regardless of the hip factor or the sound quality. I get it. I grew up using an open-reel tape recorder that had tube amplifiers The Cooler - Various - The Sound Of Entertainment 3 (DVD) in. The warm glow of tubes is appealing and I wouldn't mind just looking at it.
The other side of the spectrum that is never ever mentioned are the real odd ducks; the stuff that will never be cool again and doesn't fit its own product type's general reputation. Search form Search. Ken C. Technology, by nature, charges forward. Its unstated goal is to obsolete itself as fast as possible.
You must be an early adopter, own the latest and greatest, and camp overnight at the Apple Store. The paradox is that if you are one of those people, you might be envied, or even admired. Log in or register to post comments.
Ken, thanks for trying your best to make us feel cool. But I digress. In any case, cool article. Related Latest Reviews News. Sansui, and Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow. Mein Herz Ist Bei Dir - Various - Goldene Polydor-Schlager 5.
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