June 10, 2018

The once and future CD

Jack Kemp forwards this:

Black Sky Thinking

Perfect Sound For A Little Longer: In Defence Of The CD

We're supposedly in the middle of a vinyl revival, streaming services are hoovering up all the coin, and everyone seems to have a cassette column. But, argues James Toth, it's the humble compact disc that we should be celebrating

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An analog word from Tim:

Amen Jack! I still have quite a few CD's and don't want to get rid of them. I simply can't understand the idea young people have of paying every time they want to hear a song. I like being able to take something wherever I go - including the Ozark Hilton. If I have charged batteries there I have music.

Ditto DVD's. I have a huge number of them and am terrified they are going to phase them out. I also have quite a few VHS tapes and my VHS player still works - for now. I don't really want to go modern as it always involves centralization and plain old chucking of things that were, well, plain and old. I'm getting plain and old and don't want to set a precedent.

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