Playing music without a PC
The memory is medium
When the digital music revolution came, it started on the PC, but quickly moved to a portable environment when it was realized that the music could be transported easily on small memory cards. In this section you will learn about the non-PC option in this quickly changing environment.
Step 1: Memory as market mover
The biggest expense in the price of a portable player is the memory used to store the music. This has always been expensive, but recently the capacity maximum has been raised to unbelievable levels (currently 128 Megabytes).
Step 2: How does memory work?
Digital music is stored as binary (1’s and 0’s) information. When the music is put onto the memory card, it is stored on the chip even when the power is turned off. This chip is quite small (about the size of a quarter).
Step 3: Can the cards be interchanged?
Yes, the memory cards can be popped out of the player and swapped with any compatible device. In fact, many of them are designed for removal and can be put into a cradle connected to the computer in order to put new music on it.
Step 4: Do the chips fit other devices?
This is the great part about memory. Any device that uses memory, including digital cameras, video cameras, and of course portable players use the same memory. It can be used to swap files on small storage devices.
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