Digital Sources And Streaming In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Digital Sources and Streaming In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, she writes of a beast going against his creator. While created to better humanity, the beast goes on to destroy his creator life. Shelley's work provides an example of unintended consequences. Tenner explains Shelley's purpose “Mary Shelley was pointing to a dilemma of all science-based technology- at a time when science was only starting to influence technological practice”(15). Shelly was one of the first to talk about the consequences that come with the discovery of new technologies. Examples of advancement leading to unintended consequences can been seen throughout history. A recent example is the digitization of sources and music. Before the 1990’s, the music and books would…show more content…
Due to all the inconveniences that came with CDs and other sources, people saw a need for an easier method of procuring sources. In the late 1990’s, companies such as Napster began to find a method to solve the inconvenience, they came out with the first music sharing service. Music sharing companies made it easy for people to buy and listen to their favorite artists. In later years, Apple digitized the music industry and made it possible for customers to buy a large amount of music without the hassle of CDs. The digitization of music caused an undulation of music streaming companies to open and provide unlimited music at no cost. The companies offer customers the opportunity to discover new artists according to Mark Bender and Yongsheng Wang, “consumers can learn about new artists while sampling digital media and subsequently purchase the recordings of these artists.” When people discover new artists, they are more likely to invest their money and time into the artist, which brings the artist a larger fan base and larger profits. By being able to discover new artist, smaller unknown artists are benefiting from this industry. Before streaming, people did not have the opportunity to discover new…show more content…
People see the advantages of streaming services and realize that traditional radio comes with many inconveniences. Traditional radio cannot keep up with the needs of those who have turned to streaming of digital radio: “That's not to say traditional radio players aren't making strides in this brave new world, but for many the pace of change has been too quick”(DIGITAL RADIO: Higher frequencies). If the radio industry wants to survive it must make an effort in giving the listener what he/she wants. With online radio doing so well more and more companies want a piece of the profits so, “digital platforms that are allowing traditional players to expand their radio services to reach new audiences”(DIGITAL RADIO: Higher frequencies). Even with the move to digital platforms, radio is nowhere near ready to compete with digital sources. Radio stations are long ways away from being able to provide services like personalization and on-demand services. If radio cannot do that more people will stop listening because streaming services do not have only one station and “interruptive and prattling DJs”(DIGITAL RADIO: Higher frequencies). The rankling hosts have made people turn to alternative methods of listening to their favorite music. People began to transition off radio when music was digitized. In 2006, 16% of listeners had already tuned out and it was prognosticate that

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