Wednesday, February 27, 2008

When CDs turn into a Beta Max

Here is an interesting report from the Los Angeles Times that said 48% of teenagers bought zero (n0ne) CDs in 2007 up from 38% in 2006. With iTunes leading the way most teenagers receive their music, it looks as though CDs may become like LPs and 8-track tapes. Now music is simply stored on one's computer and iPod. Connections to hook up one's iPod are on home stereos, automobile stereos, and portable sound systems. Heck, I have two iHome players, one at the office and one at home. I also have a Bose Wave Radio with a special input cord to plug into my iPod.

It sure makes for a simple stereo experience, with fewer cords and extra components hogging up those "home entertainment units". Perhaps now more people will ditch their O'Sullivan "put together" furniture for classier and nicer furniture in their living rooms. This is one decorative because it could possible be the end of CD players and other like-components (e.g., turntables, cassette players, and the like).

Another bonus is that now that CDs are going away, we're gonna need something to do with all those CDs we've bought in yesteryear. Perhaps its time for us to make art out of it, kind of like the way some folks did with their old AOL introductory installation CDs.

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