Steve Hoffman isn't the only place these loonies hang out - there's a few reddits for people who obsessively phone over their collections.
Presumably the audiophilia is somewhat kinky in nature given their desire to post pictures of their collections for eachother and circlejerk over them. We should probably give these knobs a slightly bigger break as many of them are teenagers wasting their pocket money, but many adults also seem to take some sort of perverse pride in their collections of washed up junk.
This someone bragging how ditching the jewel cases has saved a lot of space.
Post by hoffa_nagila on Sept 18, 2020 22:12:52 GMT
There were a few record stores in NYC where the shelves just had the booklets in sleeves like that for you to browse, with the discs and jewel cases behind the counter. It was stupid then and it's stupid now.
Ask any musician/band about STeVE. Many of them would answer: Who the hell are them?
Post by respiratoryproblems on Sept 22, 2020 7:03:40 GMT
Much as I'm not particularly bothered about finding examples of SHiTEs at other sites, this was posted in the comments section (by a reader, not by Paul Sinclair who runs the site) of SuperDeluxeEdition. It's not HorseyAnn, but it's definitely...something.
“Vinyl Flippers” Vinyl’s back in a massive way Thanks in part, to Record Store Day Queuing up at four in the morning Outside a record store when the day is dawning
Got my list of LPs that I need Will the shop have copies? One has to believe! But I’ll have to wait, and I’ll have to see ‘Cos there’s already twelve punters ahead of me
I trawl the shelves of the rare releases But they’ve sold out leaving me defeated So I trudge back home – might go back to bed But I log on and search for vinyl instead
The air turns blue and bad words I say When the record that I need is there on eBay It’s being flogged by some bloke called Sid He’s got on a ‘Buy It Now’ at two-hundred quid
So am I buying it? Am I heck! The missus she would surely wring my neck But when she’s out and with low morale I grit my teeth and log into Paypal
These bloody flippers they are the worst They make you feel sour as you empty your purse Oh some may claim that its supply and demand But they charge the Earth, and so they should be damned
Oh I really covet picture discs released by Bis But the extortionate re-sale prices take the piss So will I try again? Well, that just depends Oh look, it’s Record Store Day – here again!
I just don't get how people are so enamored with storing things so they have to read the spines sideways. Surprisingly, none of these shelves come with a supply of Ibuprofen.
And, I don't see why more furniture manufacturers aren't making drawers more suited for CD's, DVD's and Blu-Rays (with file-cabinet drawer hardware and reinforced drawer construction).
If it's good enough for centuries' worth of books, for LPs, for DVDs, and such, why not for CDs?
Because CD's are smaller, meaning type is smaller, meaning there are more of them in smaller amount of space to search through...and with younger people gravitating towards files (which you also don't read sideways), that means older people with weaker eyesight are left to both squint sideways, and/or constantly be cricking their necks sideways. What have you got against progress and ergonomics?
Placing them with spines horizontally is not ergonomic. Placing them in drawers with spines uppermost is more troublesome than shelves when adding new items to the first half of the collection. Not ergonomic either. Placing them with front cover facing is impossible for all but the smallest collection.
Who cares about "front cover facing"? As far as your other points, having had my CD's in a specially-made storage chest for a couple decades, I have to disagree with you.
“I work in IT and have infinitely more knowledge on this topic than you ever will so you can drop the arrogant attitude. Thanks.” Strat-Mangler