Line switch for PC sound card
With the equipment that is found in the domestic
or office environment, the distinction between
the various disciplines is becoming increasingly
blurred. The stereo, television set and video
recorder have long since been merged into a single
audiovisual installation, and there are signs of
the same sort of process with the computer. Formerly,
this consisted of just a main enclosure, a
monitor and a keyboard, but nowadays it is being
surrounded by a steadily increasing number of
peripheral devices, and it is in a manner of speaking
growing in the direction of the audiovisual
installation. The same effect can be seen in the application realm.
In addition to the classical applications, the computer is being used
more and more for digital audio.