1. OUCH! I can tell you that having the AV crew struggle with getting the slides to show properly was zero fun as one of the presenters.Blaming a presenter for technical problems of the venue they're presenting at is asinine, but to then assert it's a bad sign for a completely unrelated protocol is insane.
3. I'll be sure to include more jokes in my part next time, I guess?Please don't. You presented a technical topic to a technical audience and I, for one, was riveted.
4. We'll all see what happens, I guess.There are already two MIDI 2.0 devices (that I'm aware of) on the market and the spec has not yet been published. I see that as a very good omen of more good things to come.
Blaming a presenter for technical problems of the venue they're presenting at is asinine, but to then assert it's a bad sign for a completely unrelated protocol is insane.
Thanks for this less...inflammatory (?) reply.
As for it being an academic exercise -- we'll see, I guess? I'd like to think that the companies who've spent a boatload of money sending folks to working group meetings for the last bunch for years have done so for reasons other than purely academic.
Again, 7-bit resolution is simply what was specified by MIDI 1.0 standard - better ADCs aren't really that much expensive, in fact Montage/MODX comes with 10/12-bit ADCs for physical wheels and sliders.