.@RobCapps – The MP3 Effect

In his article for @Wired magazine, “The Good-Enough Revolution,@RobCapps outlines a change in consumer values that he calls the MP3 Effect:

“What has happened with the MP3 format and other Good-Enough technologies is that the qualities we value have simply changed. And that change is so profound that the old measures have almost lost their meaning… We now favor flexibility over high fidelity, convenience over features, quick and dirty over slow and polished. Having it here and now is more important than having it perfect. These changes run so deep and wide, they’re actually altering what we mean when we describe a product as ‘high-quality.'”