News: The Compact Disc Turns 25

News: The Compact Disc Turns 25

Aug 18, 2008

Did you know that on August 17 in 1979 the first compact discs were developed as a spin off to Laser Discs? For those of you that have never seen a Laser Disc, let's just say thank goodness, otherwise listening to a high quality version of your favorite music outside of your home would have involved a DJ crate and a stack of record sized shiny discs.

We can't believe it has been that long, or maybe it's more that time has gone by that fast, but it seems that the 25th birthday of the CD could also be leading up to the retirement party. With so many ways to get music digitally, it is inevitable. We can't even remember the last time we bought a physical CD. Can you?

-via Wired

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