After 30 Years, Is It Time to Bid Farewell to CDs?

Maximum PC: Historians have a handful of dates to argue over and ultimately choose as to which represents the birth of the compact disc (CD), but for the sake of this article, we'll go with October 1, 1982. It was exactly 30 years ago today that Billy Joel's 52nd Street became the first commercially available CD, which not coincidentally launched at the same time as the first commercial CD player, Sony's CDP-101. Over the years, music players and PCs would benefit from the introduction of the CD into the mainstream market, but is it time to move on?

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newsguy2087d ago

Geez, CDs have been around that long now?

justinbkerr2087d ago

You can still fit most Linux distro's on one.

KingPin2087d ago

yeah. it would be a waste of a DVD disc to burn a linux distro on it. i mean using 700MB of a 4.7gig disc is just ridiculous.

but on the other hand, linux is bootable off a USB memory stick so maybe CDs arent really needed. though its much easier to use linux from a cd then prep a usb stick.

Software_Lover2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

No. Contrary to popular belief, people do still burn music cd's. Although my 6 year old son did ask me the other day "what is a cd player" when his mom and I were talking about high school days lol.

fatstarr2086d ago

People still make and do interesting things with cD's
its the cheapest medium
for distributing music, files, and programs.

made a cd for my head unit the otherday. its nice to go oldschool sometimes.