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Now that's a reason to celebrate!

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?

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