Perfection. It’s a word that gets bandied about quite a bit. Sometimes, it seems overused, until you stop and ask yourself: What does perfection mean? What makes something “perfect?” Is the idea of perfection subjective, or objective?
A while back I was listening to some music and something about the recording of a particular song brought this question into my mind. I wrote a post about it for the CEDIA blog as part of my #CEDIATweeps role to promote CEDIA Expo 2013. The first part of the blog begins below, followed by a link to the full post on the CEDIA blog.
After you read it, I’d love to hear from you about your ideas on perfection, projection screens, CEDIA, the Beatles, or anything else you might have in mind. If you do have comments, though, please leave them on the CEDIA blog post, so I can get credit for them in my race to be the Top #CEDIATweep for 2013!
In this world we strive for perfection. Perfection in our daily lives. Perfection in product design. In performance.
But what is perfection? It means different things to different people. Sometimes what is imperfect to one person is perfect to another.
There is a spot about 4:07 into the Beatles’ classic “Hey Jude” (at least it’s there in my copy), just after Paul has started screaming. He sounds over-modulated. In my former life as a public radio reporter and producer, we would have said he “buried the needle.” Then the other Beatles proceed to get into the action and go a little hot themselves. At least it sounds that way to me.
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