Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Quality or Quantity

One of the downfalls of a democracy is that quantity is more important than quality.  McDonalds is more important than Le Cirque.  WalMart is more important than the corner bakery.  Pile it high and sell it cheap.

Occasionally someone captures this problem and articulates it so clearly, it realigns your vision.  Rob Walker writing about the struggles of Bang & Olufsen captured it perfectly:

"Audiophiles lost out to audio files."

I hope the struggle continues.