Software, Hardware, Silverware

An Ode to the Compact Disk

Linus Edwards:

Looking at the remaining rows of CDs, all resting in their growingly antiquated plastic cases, it reminded me of Toy Story. I could picture anthropomorphized CDs coming to life after the Best Buy closed for the night, lamenting how they are ignored, how their friends have been taken away, how they soon will be shipped to the surplus warehouse to spend their remaining days before unceremoniously being crushed in a trash compacter.

If a new album is coming out that I’m really jonesing for, I tend to buy the disk. It feels, as Edwards says, much more substantial and real than a list of songs in iTunes.