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April 9, 2005
Death of the CD?
I'm traveling this week back and forth to Portland. In the airports are a series of shops advertising "$20/2." Reading the fine print shows that you can buy two DVDs or CDs for USD 20. This is, in my mind, a sign of the impending death of the CD.
Look at the difference: with the CD you get some music tracks, maybe some liner notes if you're lucky, and... um, well, that's about it.
Or, for the same $10 you can get a couple hours of video, plus commentary, alternate tracks, possibly multiple languages, maybe a behind-the-scenes or other feature. If you're really jonesing for music you can buy concert DVDs of the same pop stars (these shops have tiny inventory - it's all hit-oriented material). The concerts cover the new songs, and you get to watch your idol perform them (or lip-synch) and get a backstage view or maybe a bonus track with an interview or tourbus footage.
Explain to me again why you'd buy a CD?
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