Considering technology seems to evolve and reinvent itself every day, there is one aspect that has remained the same...the CD! The CD recently celebrated it's 25th birthday and I couldn't help but think about how the CD affected me back "then" and how it affects me today.
When I was younger, it was second nature to hear a song on the radio and if I liked it, I immediately went to Coconuts (not Best Buy or Wal-mart) and bought the artist's CD that I had heard on the radio. Sound familiar?
Now, it's hard to even remember the last time I bought a CD. It's not because I have lost my interest in music or that I'm too lazy to go to the store. Rather, it's because I, like everyone else, choose to buy my music on I-Tunes and listen to it on my I-Pod or burn it on to a CD-R. It seems odd to think about buying an entire CD, where I may listen to only a handful of songs, when I am already used to making my "specialized mixes" with only the songs I want hear.
So, even though the CD is celebrating the big 2-5, will it celebrate another 25 years? Or will the I-Pod and online music completely take over? I'm not going to lie, I miss going to Coconuts, don't you?