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Things are changing and CD's are still holding up, why do you think this is?

asked Jun 07 '10 at 15:52

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edited Jun 09 '10 at 05:40

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Well from personal observation..they aren't...Mostly music is purchased online now days..MP3's (terrible quality) or illegaly pirated. I can still listen to vinyl!

answered Jun 07 '10 at 15:54

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Connor Cooke

CD's are so cheap to produce, they will be used for a while yet, untill they are take over by something cheaper and easier to produce and distribute.

i know digital downloads are availible of most of the things CD's are used for, but a lot of people profer an actual physical thing, they want to hold what they paid for, display it in there collection.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 16:16

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I think all physical media will disappear soon. Especially things like DVD Movies and CD music because of all the online services.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 15:53

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Liam Quade

Well, CD's capacity is ideal for music. There's no reason for publishers to put 12 tracks on a DVD. And physical distribution won't die anytime soon.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 16:01

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cds...aren't they already a bit outdated now? well, unless you buy like software and it comes in a package, it probably is still in a CD form...but now, people just buy things online and get a serial key. A CD is hard to carry around...I would rather carry a portable hard drive or a flash drive than like 3 CDs. Also, cds can break and get scratched easily. This may cause a problem to some people...so...whenever I get a cd, I always copy the files onto a hard drive before doing anything with it.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 18:26

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I like to hold something physical and 'real' in my hands. One of the reasons paper books have survived so long.

The artwork from a cd can be nice to brows as you put it on. It's more of an event. Downloading is so throwaway, you loose any connection you may think you have with the artist.

There are still loads of devices that play them. Unless lazer reading of disks is replaced by something else and we loose the ability to use our cds and be forced to migrate to new forms, then they will die out. Till then... rock on.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 18:48

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It doesn't matter if CDs dissapear, but there will always be a desire of physical media. The biggest concern is when CD goes we might just be left with compressed music, while CDs may be dying out they still have years left because not everyone has entered the MP3 age and people still actually have the desire to buy a new album, and actually have it in their hand when it comes to a music CD. The same applies to why Vinyl records are still made.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 18:55

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CD's will be around for awhile. I still buy most of my music on CD and I listen to them on cd. I use CD's for other things too like backups and storing files because they're cheap and easy. CD's and DVD's will probably be used for a really long time for programs too because a lot of people like to have a copy that can't be erased by a non-techie person messing with your computer. I have a million different CD's and DVD's lying around with things from Ubuntu to Xbox Demos on them. Another reason CD's and DVD's will probably stay around for a long time is that for video games, downloading them can take forever while you can just order the game and get it faster and know you have a good copy. I've had tons of trouble with downloading files and just getting the CD is so much more convenient.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 19:09

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I personally don't see why CD's are fading away ... yeah it's more convenient to buy MP3's but the data can get corrupted and I don't like the idea of buying something that could be ruined by some lag or transferring to other drives like ipods or what ever ... I like the idea of having a hard copy of the music I buy, and I still like the album art and all the visuals the artists associate with their music ... I usually buy the full album not just singles and if CD's were to become obsolete I would have to back up my music on CD's anyway

answered Jun 07 '10 at 19:21

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As I know CD's already are not that popular. Mostly only companies who needs to put some software on it and some regular users. I'm not using a CD and why should I, when I could just take 3 times smaller flash drive with me? Having a flash drive comes cheaper in advance as buying a tons of CD's all the time.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 15:54

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