I have had many a debate/argument with people when it comes to modern culture and technology. The main one, the one that really gets me going, is the whole streaming/downloading vs. the CD discussion.
I'm a CD guy and ain't nobody gonna change my mind. Maybe it's an aversion to change, maybe I'm a technophobe, or maybe I'm just right.
I like the physicality: opening the case, inserting the disc into the player, having the lyrics in my hands, reading along while I listen to an album, The album art in print. Hell, there's even something quite satisfying about cleaning the disc when the fingerprints have become an insurmountable task for the laser.
I'd be lying if I said I have never streamed or downloaded music, but 99.9% of my music listening is done via ye old'e faithful compact disc. I find my attention span is tremendously short when using Spotify or YouTube and the like. I am constantly flicking through, never settling on anything.
Having said that, it would seem I, and people of my persuasion, are a dying breed.
In this 'no time to eat cereal, so grab a cereal bar and eat it on the bus' world that we live in, convenience and quantity are the keywords. Thus, the Internet, with its "Get anything and everything you want right here, right now!" modus operandi, is the place to be.
So who buys CD's these days? Well I do, and I will continue to do so. What about you? Do you get physical? or do you get digital? Take to the comments below and let me know what you think.
All the best
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