Forget vinyl, cassettes, CDs -- a lot of us pluck our on-demand music from thin air these days -- from the Cloud, from Spotify, etc.
Of course, CDs (and even vinyl) remain something that we can buy and collect, tangible objects that bring us music and also have liner notes, photos and illustrations to bring us closer to the artists who made it.
While I listen to a lot of music through my phone's various music-providing apps and procure new music through my computer, I still do have a CD collection.
My teenage kids -- I think they barely have a dozen CDs between the two of them, and most of those would be mixes made by friends. Digital natives that they are -- they are virtuosos with various apps and seem to be able to call up any kind of music in any genre, at any time, anywhere.
Recently I wanted to listen to a CD, and I realized that I needed to hunt down the one remaining CD player in my household. I hadn't used it in a while, so I had to re-familiarize myself with the various buttons. Had it been that long?
It made me think, how much are people listening to CDs today? Let's have a vote!
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