Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Perfect Example Of Why I Won't Go Digital



You want to see a perfect reason why I won't go digital?
 
This photo here is why I won't.

"But this is just four random CD's," you say.

Correction. This is four random CD's I paid twenty-five cents each for at a local thrift shop. Why buy digital when you can own the physical media for such a cheap price (and then transfer to digital media yourself)?

Let's break this down even further. Okay, sure I get it. There are probably only one in 100,000 people (if even) who would actually want the soundtrack from the television series Dinosaurs. But, guess what? You can't get it on iTunes. So right there my quarter was well spent.

Chris Isaak and the two soundtracks probably have a broader audience who would want them. Again though - Twenty five cents for Chris Isaak's Heart Shaped World on CD or $9.99 on iTunes. Tarzan on iTunes? $7.99. Charlie's Angel soundtrack on iTunes? Another $9.99.

Sorry, but if I am going to pay those kinds of prices for digital media, then I'll take the real deal all the time. $1.06 (tax of six cents) for four CD's vs. $27.97 for digital versions - And again, coudn't even get one of the four albums via digital distribution. Seems like a no brainer to me. Physical media for the win.

Let's not forget the obvious caveat to all of this as well - I actually own these albums now and am not just renting them.

"But storage," you argue.

My CD rack is two feet long by two feet wide and five and a half feet high and holds about 1,500 CD's. Trust me, that two feet area it sits isn't taking up that much space - and it looks a whole lot more appealing than a list of digital files on a screen.

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10 comments:

  1. I'm against digital not just due to price but like you I Want to own them.I just like holding them in my hand and knowing I have them in person. I also feel that way with books/ comics. I HATE reading on the computer and prefer the physical copy everytime, though I rarely read regardless lol.

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    1. Can't take my computer to the bathroom with me...Just saying.

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    2. That's why they make tablets/iPads :D

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    3. I can't get those things to work to save my life.

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  2. There is lot to be said about having a physical copy of anything in your hand. I feel the same way about not only my CD collection, but also my vast DVD collection. What happens if the "cloud" goes away? what happens when the internet is out? I can listen to my music or watch my movies and TV shows!

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    1. Absolutely! Can't rely on the internet to always be available and believe it or not all of these online services with their cloud storage will end eventually. Nothing lasts forever.

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  3. I'm mostly digital but there are a handful of my favorite bands where I will get the physical copy. But in cases like this where you find a bargain, how can you pass it up?

    I made the choice to go digital with comics/books a few years ago due to space limitation but still prefer physical books. With digital you don't have that feeling of progress as you get toward the end without the pages.

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    1. You have the little scroll icon. I know there are tons of times I've been reading something online, looked to the right and said, "OMG, this goes on forever like this!"

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  4. I prefer digital as far as listening to the stuff -- I can fit tons more on my phone more easily than on a Discman -- but for actually owning/storing, I kinda like the discs. Besides the nice covers and liner notes, as you point out, hard to say how long the stuff will remain available.

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    1. I mainly listen on my IPOD as well. However, all of that stuff first gets there by being in physical format.

      Considering cars no longer have CD players built into them (for the most part), it's not even possible to take your media on the go unless it's digitized in some form or fashion.

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