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Thread #172889   Message #4201253
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
19-Apr-24 - 04:27 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Do people still print or buy CDs?
Subject: RE: Tech: Do people still print or buy CDs?
I joked about Smithsonian-Folkways in the other thread but they have a huge "print-on-deman" library. Sound quality is as good, or bad, as the originals. In general, CDs are still a staple in most institutional souvenir, gift shops, on-line merch &c. Not a bad way to contribute.

Any media can fail. Shellac chips & cracks; vinyl skips; tape gets eaten and sheds; CDs rot; spinning drives don't and SS drives can lose more data in a single zap than anything else I own.

I actually have quite a few 'albums' in every format. Not so much of a problem losing the data forever. Keeping the all the playback hardware up and running is a whole 'nother deal.