- CDs don't last for ever. Quite a few have lost the silver coating in parts over the years.
- Mould spots have grown on some, Sydney humidity I guess, hard to get off.
- Jewel cases have always been hard to open and brittle - a bad combination.
- Jewel cases are a very bulky way to store data these days.
- What kind of idiot publishers have used duplicate id numbers?
- The little cover pictures are not a patch on impressive 12 inch albums. Cover art on a tablet is a great improvement.
- It was a wise choice to use an un-compressed format.
- I bought the same CD twice on a few occasions.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Ripping the CD collection ready for iCloud
When I was young I used to buy lots of records. When CDs appeared I bought them all again! In recent years the CD collection has gathered dust and the only music that gets listened to is the stuff that's been moved on to computers and iPods. One of the great pleasures of having my music collection on computer is having it play random tracks and discovering wonderful tracks of unexpected albums. I decided to rip the entire collection. It's time consuming, although much better than it used to be, my Mac Mini imports at 8x these days. Going through the process threw up a few observations about the age of the Compact Disk that is drawing to a close: