The term data refers to qualitative or quantitative attributes of a variable or set of variables. Data are typically the results of measurements and can be the basis of graphs, images, or observations of a set of variables. Data are often viewed as the lowest level of abstraction from which...
or translating information to a recording format stored on some storage medium, which is often referred to as a record or, if an auditory medium, a recording.
Historical records of events have been made for thousands of years in one form or another. Amongst the earliest are cave painting
Cave paintings are paintings on cave walls and ceilings, and the term is used especially for those dating to prehistoric times. The earliest European cave paintings date to the Aurignacian, some 32,000 years ago. The purpose of the paleolithic cave paintings is not known...
, runic alphabet
The runic alphabets are a set of related alphabets using letters known as runes to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialized purposes thereafter...
s and ideograms.
Ways of recording text suitable for direct reading by humans includes writing it on paper.
For me, the most important thing is the element of chance that is built into a live performance. The very great drawback of recorded sound is the fact that it is always the same. No matter how wonderful a recording is, I know that I couldn't live with it -- even of my own music -- with the same nuances forever.
Aaron Copland; quoted in Classic Essays on Twentieth-Century Music, ISBN 0028645812.
I hope my recordings of my own works won't inhibit other people's performances. The brutal fact is that one doesn't always get the exact tempo one wants, although one improves with experience.
Aaron Copland; quoted in Classic Essays on Twentieth-Century Music, ISBN 0028645812