This means that more people can have good quality music at an affordable price, so this kind of creative destruction has solid good points. It will be interesting to see, though, when the first famous concert pianist sits down to a digital piano for a recital.
30 July 2012
The advance of technology, as well as cheap foreign imports, has caused a wave of piano destruction (NY Times). Real pianos are marvels of technology, with a huge number of moving parts, but they, like all other complex technology, especially things like turntables and stereo receivers, have been reduced to simple, cheap, throw away items.