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I do still buy CDs of bands that I really like, just to do my bit for them, because I feel guilty if I were to download.
So do I, cos I don't have time to download.

Also, I think CDs are still a fun and traditional way for me to listen to music I like. And I am totally terrible at downloading so that's why I resort to CDs, YouTube or the radio instead if I need to listen to music.
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CD's are a dead technology. D:

They'll never have the legacy that vinyl does and will just disappear slowly.


On the topic of dead stuff though... My Halloween theme is complete!
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    CD's are a dead technology. D:

    They'll never have the legacy that vinyl does and will just disappear slowly.
    They're not dead, they're certainly on their way. But I agree Vinyl is just like, legendary. The current music scene is definitely in need of a complete re-vamp.
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    Old October 15th, 2012 (3:51 AM).
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      I like to download or stream first, then if I like the album I'll go out and buy it to support the artists.

      And I like CDs cause I like having something physical.
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      I also like something physical for my favourite things, as well as DVD boxsets; it is just nice to have.
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      Old October 15th, 2012 (4:34 AM).
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        I also like something physical for my favourite things
        Do you now?


        Bwahaha!But yeah, I LOVE album art, so I like to have the albums.. plus they just look nice to have on a shelf or bookcase or something. Yeah I know they take up space but I think it's nice if someone wants to come over and be all "Oh play some of this" or whatnot. I dunno.. haha :3 I like books and things so it's like a library. I guess I'm a bit weird.
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        Do you now?
        SUSH YOU! >:3

        Anyway, yes I do. It is nice having a collection of your favourite CDs and DVDs and games; it just makes me happy and I can see value for my money! :)
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          Agreed! You can make a nice little display and stuff. I like to have that and then like on one of the shelves have figurines and things on there :3333

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          Speaking of collections, what are peoples most favourite DVDs/CDs/games? :3
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          I like physical media because I don't trust the move toward the cloud where copyright holders can take your media away whenever they feel like it, like when they took away people's e-book copies of 1984.

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          Speaking of collections, what are peoples most favourite DVDs/CDs/games? :3
          I love my Studio Ghibli collection. :3
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          I like physical media because I don't trust the move toward the cloud where copyright holders can take your media away whenever they feel like it, like when they took away people's e-book copies of 1984.
          Oooh good reference. I love Orwell. 8)

          This actually already started with Amazon, haha. Not to an extreme, but at least to a degree, they remotely deleted content from Kindles. I don't remember the exact details but you should google it, it made a lot of people angry.
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          I can't do physical media most of the time. :( I move like once a year, HOW DO I HOLD ALL THESE BOXES
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          The only thing I prefer digital for is PC games - I adore Steam. And I've gotten so I prefer digital music to CDs since I just put them on my iPod and go. However, for console/handheld games, I much prefer retail copies. I like having a collection to display.

          And I really don't like e-readers. I'm the type of person that likes reading from an actual book, on actual paper...not a screen. Plus Amazon is horrible with DRM, like you've already said.
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          Well boxes do create a nice conversation piece when you have other people over. :3

          Agreed about e-readers though. I don't even like reading on my computer screen, I like the smell of books and plus I just...feel less immersed in an e-reader I guess.
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          Boooooks. Yes, the real things will always be better, but I totally see the up side to ebooks for textbooks and stuff where you want to find references and quotes and things.
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          E-readers just frustrate me, they're convenient but I admit to not taking care of my property as well as I should, so it probably be abused and break within three months of me getting it :(
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          I prefer reading a physical book; not a fan of the kindles or whatever. There is something about just having a book and turning the pages makes me feel more relaxed and I enjoy it more.
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          I'd much rather read an actual novel than a scanned .pdf page or something off of a Kindle or a Nook. :/
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            I like to download or stream first, then if I like the album I'll go out and buy it to support the artists.
            You're supporting the people involved with the recording process more than the band itself, which is still a good thing
            The band only receives between 2 and 10% of all sales made from CD's or hard copies of their music. Australia has i think the third highest return rate for artists which is I'm pretty sure 8.6% but their are countries where they get something stupid like 2.4%.
            Most of their money comes from ticket sales and advertisement.
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            Re: e-readers, I like my Nook. :D

            Granted, though, there are plenty of times when I'd rather have a physical copy of the book because I really like being able to...I dunno, feel how much more of the book I have left. A bar at the bottom of the screen showing how far in I am really doesn't inspire me to finish a book as much. It took me months to finish a book I'd been on because of that.

            Although I do love that it saves physical space. Love it. I brought several boxes of books with me up here when I moved. I'm currently in a small apartment. I haven't even found space enough to unbox and put those books somewhere, let alone any new ones I might buy - so bring on the e-reader to save me some room!
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              I really like having CDs only because of this super kick-ass (albeit fairly old) stereo that only plays CD/cassette/radio.

              And considering radio sucks and the only cassette I have is this, I'll stick to what CDs I burn and buy, lol.

              I have a huge library for books, but since I got my Kindle I prefer reading them on that. I do whatever I can to get the books free, though.
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                There's this book that I'd like to buy - The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver - but it's an absolute brick and really expensive to boot. If I had an e-book reader thingy, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it and read it on the Tube to work and whatnot: it'd probably be a bit cheaper as well. But I spend most of my day reading stuff on screens as part of my job, so to do it for 'pleasure' wouldn't be the greatest idea in the world for me. I read books so that I don't look at screens! :P
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                  I don't really read actual books much anymore, but with manga I definitely like to have the hard copy in my hand. It just makes it seem more genuine ;3.

                  As for buying music, I really don't have a cashflow (being a kid and all) so I just stream or whatever :3.
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