What is a tape? What is vinvyl? What the heck is a CD?
Questions I'm prepared to answer when my son grows up...
I know audiophiles will always keep these technologies alive, or at least two of the three. But personally, I find the digital format so much more convenient. I can't imagine working out with a CD player strapped to me, much less the old yellow walkmans. I remember mowing lawns and listening to both, but now I can practically keep my mp3 player stashed in my mouth if I had to. The digital technology is just so much more advanced in terms of portability.
I know the sound is supposed to be sub-par, but I honestly just grew up at the tail end of the vinyl age. My family had a lot of albums, still do actually. My sister ended up with the whole pioneer system and about a dozen crates of albums. I remember learning to play drums to a compilation record of 50's music and another motown record in my basement. I definitely appreciate the romance of that medium, but I don't see it making a real comeback in terms of the marketplace as a whole.
This is hilarious and illustrates my point Panasonic Introduces Portable 500-Disc Changer To Compete Against iPod