Is the CD on its way out?
Sony recently announced that it will cease production of floppy disks by March 2011. I haven’t really used a floppy for a decade now. Come to think of it, I haven’t really used a CD-R for the longest time too.
The last time I remembered I bought and burned a CD-R was when I needed one for my car. I got my iPod hooked to the car stereo but sometimes I forget to bring it along so I thought having a CD-R in the player should solve the problem as it will always stay there.
But in this day and age where portable storage is provided by flash drives with capacities much higher than the usual 670MB of a CD+R and DVDs are cheaper and very accessible, the good old CD might not have enough reasons to live by.
Okay, maybe the music CD still has the needed demand but aside from that, I don’t see any other better use of the CD. Anybody out there still have their CD collections intact?