Ars Technica has a super-informative article about how audio engineers are trying to improve sound quality for digital formats, particularly iTunes. Industry bigwigs like Dr. Dre, Neil Young, and Interscope-Geffen-A&M honcho Jimmy Iovine, the piece says, "are attempting to make uncompressed, higher-end audio formats a common standard across the industry. Music throughout the last decade is typically recorded using 24-bit samples at 96kHz, and advances in computing power and hard disk space have recently made even higher quality, 24-bit 192kHz digital recording possible." Read the whole thing here.

Godspeed you, audio engineers! May you continuously make gains toward minimizing file "lossy"-ness.