Just been reading how long will CDs last . Partly a subject which I have been intending to do so hear goes .
Over the years we have seen many formats of recording inorder to store sound [and vision for that matter] First of all there was the record which began as wax , then bacolight [feel free to correct the spelling] and finally vinal . Other things came . Tape of course though open spool never really took off in the domestic world finding its main place in the profesional world . 8 track , don't know in the USA , but was a non strater in the UK . Yet as I belive you could get them for cars before cassete made it mobile . Then of course there was also cassete which did enjoy a good heyday . Had its disadvantags though . No problems in the album world , but probaly becouse of cost , never really went much in the single world . Only in the latter days were cassete singles briefly common . Also cassetes could be very problematic . And there is quite a big list , too many to name . The recordings did where off the quickest .
Then of course came CD . First albums then graduating to singles . And pretty much wiped out vinal . However originally one could not do ho,e recording one them . But then computers came common place , but also hifi cd recorders came . Phillips lauched them in 1998 . I did have one until I finally wore it out . Unlike I thought , these never really took off . And compred to computer , the discs for these , though better quality , were expensive by comparison . Sony do still do one but it has never been a case of all CD players being made this way . Also whatever happened to those CDs that could not be defaced ? The ones you could eat your dinner off ?
But the funny thing about all this . CD which is still going to kick around for years yet has had a good run for its money . Cassete tape is dead and burried though I do still have a few floating around . But as for vinal , to a ver small degree , has just managed to hol its own . DJs still like to use it . And there are still a few dye hards out there . Please see part 2