Friday, April 27, 2007

Wayback into Sound

The coming record revolution: digital discs (Nov, 1981)


Do you remember the launch of the compact disc, which was 20 years after the cassette? Digital audio has emerged because of its usefulness in the recording, manipulation, mass-production and distribution of sound. Modern distribution of music across the internet through on-line stores has seriously cut into the sale of CDs. How long before the compact disc becomes obsolete? Your comments are appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4/27/2007

    its interesting how perception works - i remember when CDs came out, lots of people sold their vinyl record collections & later regretted it... One of the biggest selling points was no noise floor but now when I listen to records I actually enjoy that noise floor... For anyone who went through the record -> CD transition, this whole MP3 transition is deja vu!