The CD-Companion to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony by Robert Winter 11.24.2009, 8:01 AM
posted by bob stein
Robert Winter's CD-Companion to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was published twenty years ago this week. As you look at this promo piece it's important to realize that the target machine for this title was a Macintosh with a screen resolution of 640x400 and only two colors -- black and white. This video dates from 1993.
Posted by bob stein on November 24, 2009 8:01 AM
bowerbird on November 24, 2009 12:22 PM:
Nathan Bashaw on November 25, 2009 11:21 PM:
Compare this to the its closest modern cousin (iTunes LP). It's no question which is better. Craft and quality are more important than technological savvy.
I get why this is interesting to someone wondering about the future of the book, but I wonder: what exactly do you think we should learn from this?
bob stein on November 26, 2009 9:27 AM:
when comparing this to iTunes LP which are you saying represents "craft and quality" and which represents "technological savvy"?
KingVidiot on January 27, 2010 1:10 AM:
Thanks for posting this. I used to collect Voyager titles in the mid-nineties when I worked for Apple. I still have a few, and I still think the quality is very high. The PDF article that was posted mentioned more videos being posted here from other titles. Do you know when this will happen? I would like to see more. It's too bad that this is the only legacy of the Voyager CD-ROMs.
Ian on May 7, 2010 3:28 PM:
Can anybody suggest a program for Mac OS X that would play Robert Winter's CD-Companion to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony?
dan visel on May 8, 2010 2:39 PM:
Ian, I think it will work if you use SheepShaver, which is an OS 9 emulator - that's not the easiest program to get running, however.
Peter Bogdanoff on January 18, 2013 5:20 PM:
RE: Using emulators for this and other Voyager titles: