CDs had a good run. They lasted way longer than cassette tapes and didn’t warp or stretch or get tangled in the player. They were rip-able and write-able, stackable, shelvable, and fileable. They carried music and movies and software and encyclopedia and photos, but it’s passed time to let optical media go because
CDS ARE TERRIBLE
They scratch if you look at them funny and Seven bless you if you made it through the 90s without collecting shelves and drawers full of those damn plastic cases. Oh, and remember renting DVDs from Blockbuster? You can’t tell me that you rented DVDs all the time but never got one with a giant, chicken grease thumb-print on the back.
Optical discs are also slow as balls. Have you ever booted a computer from a DVD? It takes minutes. Minutes! And I’m pretty sure I can download an album over 3G faster than I can rip a CD.
So, my friends, it is time for us to get over our ties to physical media for digital data. Buy all your music from Amazon and Rdio, get a Drop box account, get a thumb drive, and stop buying things that come on a disc.