I don't know anything about the Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi System, but I do know that I like audio equipment and history and infographics. So naturally, the infographic about the history of hi-fi audio equipment they posted on their blog gets my seal of Internet approval. Well, mostly. First off, the "Digital Age" graphic clearly includes an iPod, but it appears before the iPod's invention on the timeline. (A minor point, but still.) And while the tone of the thing is factually factual most of the way through, it gets all, "Yippee for buying expensive hi-fi equipment again!" at the end. Which makes it seem like a sales pitch. Which in a way it is. But it didn't have to be. Even if it is sorta right.
Anyway, to go with its potential to precipitate long, nerdy arguments about FLAC vs. vinyl, bit depth and what constitutes a "golden age," this particular infographic reminds me ever so slightly of that awesome poster Grand Royal made way back in the day (read: '90s) that featured about 100 incredible-looking turntables of various shapes and sizes — a poster I coveted at the time and find it hard to believe has not been scanned onto the Internet somewhere, but which I find it even harder to find on the Internet somewhere. Seriously, people are writing about Sukpatch, but this classic poster has been relegated to offline obscurity? Hey, someone should make a widget where you input all the stereos you've owned in your life and it makes a personal timeline for you to embed in your blog or something really unnecessary like that.