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Articol în revista Wired:


On this day in 1982, Sony and Philips Consumer Electronics released the first CDs to the German public, forever changing the way music would be distributed, marketed, consumed and appreciated. Now would be a great time to change it all again.

Yes, the compact disc is celebrating its birthday of sorts, and it’s been a good run. As cool as vinyl was (and is), it was big and required a delicate machine that demanded human interaction, especially if you wanted to skip a tune.

CDs were smaller, faster and digital, the perfect product for a new era of hyperconsumption and hyperspeed. But that era has come to an end.