The 73-track, four disc Lennon box set were the first CDs I owned. I bought the set exactly ten years after his death. It is had to believe that it has been 18 years since I bought them. Actuallly, seeing the boxes upon boxes of compact discs that are still packed from my most recent move, I am not surprised that I have nearly 20 years worth of music on, yet another, dying format.
The move from vinyl and cassettes seemed daunting. I had built a substantial collection of records and tapes. To this day, I refuse to store music on my computer. I do not own an iPod. I think it is the collector in me that needs the "permanence" of a hard copy.
Oddly enough, I have hundreds of baseball cards that I have "created" stored on my computer. I suppose that if necessary I could recreate them. Here's hoping I never have to do -----------
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