Thank Karlheinz Brandenburg!

I think it’s safe to say that if it weren’t for Karlheinz Brandenburg, my life would be completely different. I would have never known who Aphex Twin was without him. Heck, I probably wouldn’t know about most of my favorite artists had it not been for the mp3 file format and The Original Napster network.

Brandenburg is one of the researchers that was originally involved with the creation of the mp3 standard, and he is often cited as the inventor of the format. A pseudo-interview with Brandenburg from Business Week online makes for some very interesting reading.

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