Monday, 01 May 2006
the two decades since the Compact Disc (CD) was released, few can argue
about the significant ways in which it has changed our habits in
accessing and listening to music. Its durability, diminutive size and
capability to be played universally in our homes, automobiles and
portable players gave consumers the opportunity to take their tunes
virtually anywhere. This had a phenomenal plus side over the previous
dominant format, the vinyl LP, with its limited durability and
restricted playback options. Unfortunately, the CD’s additional
flexibility created the potential problem of having your music
scattered throughout a multitude of listening environments and devices.
Personally, I've struggled for years to keep all of my CDs organized
and easily accessible. My collection has had a large amount of
attrition due to lost and loaned discs, not to mention the mysteriously
disappearing CDs that I keep buying repeatedly.
As mentioned in a previous review, I have used
computers to archive ...