it suddenly occurs to me that the push to abandon the 3.5mm audio jack could, in part, be an effort to close the analog hole.
Right now, you can take any device with a headphone jack, plug it into a laptop with a microphone jack via a plug-to-plug audio cable, and obtain a decent-quality DRM-free reproduction no matter how encumbered the source file or player happens to be.
@diodelass Oh, I don't like these ideas at all. But it is the essence I concluded from many discussions about streaming, privacy and the important of controlling and owning data.
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