MP3's originated as a way to transmit and store compressed files when transmission bandwidth and storage were both expensive. The compromise in sound was well known, but was determined by many to be a reasonable tradeoff.
Now that bandwidth and storage are no longer an issue, will uncompressed sound files make a resurgence? Everyone for whom I have demonstrated the difference can readily hear the better sound and prefers it. The only objection to listening to full resolution files is that they have already ripped and tagged their music and don't want to do it again.
Are we too far down the MP3 ripping and tagging path to return from the dark side, or will enough people convert to uncompressed and lossless formats such as FLAC?
Will Sound be Saved?