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  • USB drives are better

    They are smaller, quieter, hold more information, and less fragile. USB drives don't require a optical drive to use and are easier and quicker to insert. USB drives are more compact, they are easier to hold and store, CDs must be held in a specific ways and basically require carriers or containers to hold them when not in use.

  • USB drives are better

    They are smaller, quieter, hold more information, and less fragile. USB drives don't require a optical drive to use and are easier and quicker to insert. USB drives are more compact, they are easier to hold and store, CDs must be held in a specific ways and basically require carriers or containers to hold them when not in use.

  • Everything becomes obsolete!

    Everything Becomes obsolete. Every man, woman and child reading this will become obsolete. The earth, moon and the sun will become obsolete. The trees, the grass, the seas and the rivers, they too will all become obsolete. The tall buildings, the electric moving cars, the computers we type on today, will all be obsolete. Everything we use today, from our cell phones to our shoes, they all will be obsolete. Now, if the question was, "When will CD's become obsolete?" well that my dear friends, is an entirely different debate.

  • Everything becomes obsolete!

    Everything Becomes obsolete. Every man, woman and child reading this will become obsolete. The earth, moon and the sun will become obsolete. The trees, the grass, the seas and the rivers, they too will all become obsolete. The tall buildings, the electric moving cars, the computers we type on today, will all be obsolete. Everything we use today, from our cell phones to our shoes, they all will be obsolete. Now, if the question was, "When will CD's become obsolete?" well that my dear friends, is an entirely different debate.

  • Everything becomes obsolete!

    Everything Becomes obsolete. Every man, woman and child reading this will become obsolete. The earth, moon and the sun will become obsolete. The trees, the grass, the seas and the rivers, they too will all become obsolete. The tall buildings, the electric moving cars, the computers we type on today, will all be obsolete. Everything we use today, from our cell phones to our shoes, they all will be obsolete. Now, if the question was, "When will CD's become obsolete?" well that my dear friends, is an entirely different debate.

  • The only reason I own optical media is for OS installation on an old computer, and one game on optical media

    I don't believe in shit like Amazon Prime and Netflix and Hulu, but I also hate having hundreds of discs around my house, so I use a NAS for my movies, music, and TV shows, and just pirate them thru a private tracker. The only be optical media I own at this point is some DVD-RWs for OS installation if I happen to be dealing with an older machine that can't boot from USB. The only other optical media I happen to own is driver discs for various hardware I have bought that I kept just in case, and one PC game, Zoo Tycoon 2: Ultimate Collection. All the rest of my PC games are digital thru steam or origin.

  • Obsolete!Hell yeah definitely

    They will become obsolete in the near future due to websites and apps such as youtube,youtube red,netflix,amazon prime video ,hulu,sling and hbo go.Netflix already has a ton of tv shows that were bought with cds back in the day and CDS are also way more expensive. Example youtube is totally free nextflix basic subscription is only 8 usd whick how much 10 cds will cost

  • Not in the near future, not like cassettes did.

    First, you have to understand that the question isn't "What's better for music, CD's or Vinyl?" It's whether CD's will become obsolete.

    Second, CD's aren't just for music. They are also for data. DVD's already hold a significant amount more data than CD's. In data terms, CD's are already obsolete--unless you consider that any sort of optical disc could be considered a kind of CD.

    Third, CD/DVD tech is proven and reliable. The medium has no moving parts (unlike cassettes) and as long as it remains undamaged can hold data for long periods of time, probably upwards of 40-50 years. I have CD ROMS from my first PC that are 20+ years old and still work just fine.

    Fourth, the medium is cheap and easy to produce, making it an efficient choice for data. Thumb drives may be smaller and more re-write friendly, but they are much more costly. Consider the cost of one 64 gb high quality usb drive is about the same as a whole stack of 100 DVD's, which gives over 7 times the storage. Added bonus--if you divide your backups onto several DVD's instead of putting them all on one flash drive, you gain a measure of security; if you lose a DVD you don't lose ALL of your data. Obviously, for long-term storage and backing up important data, nothing is as cheap and efficient as CD's big cousin, the DVD.

    Finally, just because Apple does it doesn't mean it's a good idea. Ditching opticals on their new generation computers just forces users to buy external drives, so the weight savings is worse than nil, and now you've got extra gear to carry.

    Because the data you record now is going to be around for 40+ years on a CD or DVD (or whatever comes next in that line of technology), there will be readers for that tech for many, many years to come.

    I, for one, will continue to use them until I can't get them in stores anymore.

  • Let's Face It

    CD's are dying because vinyl is so awesome and vinyl has a warmer sound so there and with vinyl you can read liner notes unlike a compact disc music enthusiasts buy records because they are cool MP3 & I Tunes have made people STOP buying CDS aswell because they're digital and vinyl is awesome.

  • Other Older Technologies have become Obsolete, why not CDs?

    Before the CD was even made, there were cassette tapes. The cassette tapes have become obsolete due to the invention of CDs. Consumers have seen how CDs can provide a larger data storage, higher quality music, and easier functionality compared to cassette tapes. Now with the invention of the flashdrive (pendrive) and cloud, these CDs will also become obsolete for they can provide larger data storages and even easier functionality. In addition, they are easier to carry and stronger.

  • Classic is forever.

    Well. As I can tell you. CDs are beloved stuff in the world and the rest of us are still using it. But I think you should care about it and use it to. I think they're great. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • CDs are the backbone of modern techonligy

    According to today's market. CD are traditional digital disk so it doesn't take lots of space. Hopefully they will continue to survive in the next generation as classic. Even our children will know what what CD is, As you know some CD and digital can work together like they were a team of music player.

  • Sound quality of CD is best

    The Audiophile choice is CD, it perfectly captures all the sound quality of the studio mix. It will always sound pristine. Tape and Vinyl wears out. Even MP3 320 doesn't sound as good because it has less data.
    The problem is that many downloads only offer MP3 which has poorer sound quality than CD. I personally won't pay money for an MP3. If downloads were in .Wav format, I'd consider paying money, but not as much as a CD. A HDD can fail, then you loose your music. A CD doesn't fail, unless grossly mistreated. When you buy a CD you get a durable physical format with ultimate sound quality. Perhaps most people don't care about sound quality, but audiophiles do. I think audiophiles are a rare breed, but they will keep CDs going.
    I'm not 100% sure of any of this. Technology and fashion changes fast these days. I hope CD is around for a long time, it's the best sound quality we've got!

  • No, at least not for some time

    CD's and DVD's are far more durable than are cassette tapes and vinyl records. Also, you don't have to pay for them over and over as you do for computerized streaming services. As I personally see it, it is touch and go as to whether they will disappear entirely. It is a mystery to me why some new inventions cause previous things to become obsolete; such as the calculator replacing the slide rule, whereas the video revolution: VHS tapes, DVD video discs, etc. have not made the movie theaters obsolete.

  • Everything stay the same.

    So every humans in the world still buying CDs even us family who lives like retro like the 1950's or the 90's. There for, the time has come for the CDs to survive. The laptop, and computers still has a drive and a car still has a car CD player today.

  • So they won't obsolete

    No one believe if they were ashamed about we believe we don't need the apple's new laptop and Cell/mobile phone. So we think the CDs will still be around as long as we kept try use a laptop with optical drive.. . . . . . . .. . .. .

  • I don't think so

    Why? Because We don't have to use iPhone anymore even now we think the CDs won't die in 2017 ( that's last year ) even in the year 2018. Today CDs will be able to survive so not a fewer CD albums but lots of albums.. .... . ... ..

  • No it won't

    CDs are still around, and they won't become obsolete. So you know about that floppy disc? They were cool a lot of people are still buying CDs and they also buy laptops and computers with the optical drives because great and interesting so they mean so much to all of us a the economy of the CDs will get cheaper soon

  • NO it won't

    Just think how important as the CDs were. You know, that floppy disc? CDs are just great to use so they don't go. A lot of people still buying CDs and they also still buy laptops and computers with optical drive because they they love them and they were great to them.

  • No it won't

    It won't because the CD/DVD won't be obsolete for now on. Some people must learn from if the CDs did became obsolete, how AM I going to Lives like the late 1990s.. .. .. . .. ... .. .... . ... . . .. . . . .. . . .


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Anonymous says2013-08-05T22:33:29
I feel that they are becoming obsolete and soon they will be gone because people are doing more downloading. Some local video rental places have closed in my area