Some very interesting observations that Mr. Atkinson made in January's column exploring ways to bring a resurgence in demand for high end electronics among our younger generation. Respectfully, however, I disagree on one of his remarks concerning disposable income among today's youth. His belief that aging baby boomers are in a much more enviable position to buy what they want without second thoughts, citing the age group of attendees of a recent Cream concert as an example, conflict with mine. Seems to me, in my group of baby boomer friends atleast, they are just as limited in their disposal income as any other age group. In most cases, with impending retirement looming over them and the rising costs of every related aspect of growing old, it is even more so. They have to think twice, if not thrice, on spending anywhere from $250 to $4500 on attending a concert. Compared to a teenager willing to spend whatever to attend a 50cent concert, knowing some extra overtime will replenish the reserves, most babyboomers I know end up feeling quite guilty in having spent such an enourmous amount for a 'sin of luxury'. But they 'bite the bullet' because they also realize that as time goes by, the precious few sins they do have they have a limited time to enjoy. Additionally, in my opinion, there are two schools of thought. The Pursuit of Music and the Pursuit of Tone. Our generation chose the latter because uptill the late sixties, even though there was good music, there was no good tone or sound quality. Atleast not for the massess. Now, however, even a $200 pair of multimedia speakers sound better than a lot of similar priced components we had in our days. So why should the average youth spend thousands when he doesn't need to. And lastly, our life styles have changed dramatically. Gone are the days of 'sitting and enjoying hours of music'. Who's got the time? Certainly not todays youth. So why should they invest in such tools that are deliberatly designed to prohibit them from 'multitasking'?