The Legacy Of The CD: Innovation That Ate Itself : NPR

"You didn’t hear the outcry at the time of, ‘Hey, we’re getting price-gouged.’ Instead the public was going, ‘this is much better sound.’"

Earlier in our trip down audio-format memory lane: 8-Tracks, cassettes, and vinyl

The Legacy Of The CD: Innovation That Ate Itself : NPR

"You didn’t hear the outcry at the time of, ‘Hey, we’re getting price-gouged.’ Instead the public was going, ‘this is much better sound.’"

Earlier in our trip down audio-format memory lane: 8-Tracks, cassettes, and vinyl

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    This is so controversial for music heads! I mean I personally own a record player AND an Ipod. What’s better? Analog or...
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    I had the portable CD player on the right.
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    This was a good podcast. I totally agree that the music industry screwed the consumers & that they helped bring about...
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    Oh, screw the sound. It was all about instant FF and rewind. Cueing up the next cut on a tape was next to impossible.*...
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    Well of course I had one of those portable Discmans (Discmen?) back in the day.
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    Aside from the industry’s greedy and short-sighted insistence on keeping CD prices artificially high - a move that...
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