now bear with me.. This post is probably too nerdy/geeky for most of you.. I pre-apologize
This weekend I was watching a podcast that talked about the changes in technology.. what kind of blew my mind was the statement that Technology (computers, electronics, etc) is the one devopement that in the last 100 years HAS TO BE PLOTTED ON A logarithmic scale .
everything else (food industry, mechanics, social, etc etc) is plotted on an X/Y scale..
Anything that becomes heavily connected or dependant on technology starts to show the same logarithmic climb. (but when plotted against the technology curve it flattens out (IE normalizes again)
What the frack does this have to do with DJing?
We have always been heavily connected with technology,
yes, i know so are musicians, and car mechanics, etc etc BUT their basic tools have mainly stayed the same.. (a guiter is still a guitar, a keyboard is still white and black, and a wrench still hurts when you drop it on your face)
My point is.. If you CHARTED the changes in DJing over the last 50 year, on the x-y scale it looks like things have changed immensely..
BUT if you replot it, normalizing it against the technology change, it doesnt normalize.. it actually flat lines..
Another way to put it may be..
We havent been "raising the bar", in reality we have barely got it off the ground..
When all things are considered, the local mechanic, the musician, the glass installer, the photographer has seen bigger improvements and changes in their industries then we have..