Steve Rousseau wants to know why music visualizers disappeared, and frankly so do I. His post takes me back to that simpler, pre-streaming time:

If you grew up with the internet back then, you likely got your music from a malware-riddled file sharing program, you stored it in an incomprehensible mess of folders and filenames on the family computer and you played it with a media player that had a custom skin downloaded from WinCustomize. And to top it all off, you wouldn’t just listen to the music, but you’d watch the visualization — a dazzling mess of colors that somehow suited all moods and genres.

I support this plea to bring back the visualizer.

Rian van der Merwe Product manager • Author • Speaker