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What to do with physical CDs

2010-01-06 19:44:37.118241+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Just because by the time Charlene gets home I hope to have all remnants of CD culture removed from our house, RC3: Physical CDs, what should I do with them?

There's going to be strong pressure to not keep them, though the notion of them backing up a license, and as backup material, has some weight. Throwing them out seems a waste, but giving them to someone is pretty clearly piracy...

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-07 05:54:24.461401+00 by: ebradway

Kind of like my TV purchase, I've been scouring Craigslist and getting some good deals on 90s hifi equipment. I now have, in addition to the high-end Harmon-Kardon system in the living room, a Harmon-Kardon amp & Teac CD player with Wharfedale speakers in the kitchen (hidden in the pantry) an Onkyo DVD/Amp with JBL speakers in the garage, and a Sony integrated system in the meditation room. I keep a stash of CDs in each location - 70s rock in the garage, jazz in the kitchen. I've been thinking of adding an 8-track to the garage system. Next up: something for the office!

Of course, I paid $133/sq foot (not counting the two-car garage) for my house...

#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-07 01:17:33.2444+00 by: TC

Yuppers. We store CDs in plastic totes (about two and half) and the collection is still growing. We get them as gifts and sometimes buy them(usually $20 <=> CD from local artist. Not really planning on throwing them out. I have a tote with old hard drives as backup for information I'll probably never use too

#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-06 23:25:28.584601+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, there are a few bits of documentation here, although what I might do is box 'em for a year, if we find we want the documentation then we'll scan it in and throw it in the appropriate directory, and then after a year or two chuck the lot of them. I think I'm about 20 discs or so from making CDs obsolete in this household.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-06 22:23:24.386151+00 by: m

Mine are boxed and in deep storage. That is not always an option. Significant space can be saved by transferring them from jewel cases to envelopes. One of the other good reasons to keep the box is the documentation which may be wanted in the future for reference.