Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 00:05 UTC
Multimedia, AV "On October 1 1982, Joel's sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was the first commercially released CD album... Which means CDs are 30-years-old today. It's worth noting here that 52nd Street wasn't a new album - it was launched initially in 1978, but it was selected for relaunch on the new digital audio disc, rolling out alongside the first CD player - the Sony CDP-101 - in Japan. But of course, the CD didn't spring up overnight - the road to launch started long before 1982." I'm still 100% CD when it comes to music. The act of physically holding a new album in your hands for the first time and gently placing the disk in the tray can't be matched by pressing a download button behind a computer.
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RE: Comment by kwan_e
by kaiwai on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 11:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by kwan_e"
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But it can be matched by the feeling that you've saved yourself some money. A $100 billion to be inexact.

In New Zealand you save no money at all and in many cases you're paying more for the downloaded version in an inferior compressed format than if you bought the physical CD. Thanks to the US centric nature of the music industry the US RIAA has given the world consumers a giant 'fuck you' in response to wanting more services besides iTunes.

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