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Old 07-28-2017, 03:44 PM
 
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The biggest - and dumbest - mistake I see folks doing is ripping their entire CD collection to iTunes and on their phones, and then selling or donating their collection! Or to a hard drive. What if the hard drive seizes up? Or the phone takes a dive into Lake Porcelain? lol Goodbye music collection!
I don't get that, either. Makes no sense. At least not to me.

Most of those types, i.e. millennials, are only casual music lovers. The singles, and so on. They don't appreciate albums front to back.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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I don't get that, either. Makes no sense. At least not to me.

Most of those types, i.e. millennials, are only casual music lovers. The singles, and so on. They don't appreciate albums front to back.
Millennials did not propel that technology or listening style - they grew into it. If we were still using cassettes, LPs, or CDs, then that's what Millennials would be using.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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Actually, that's a good point there. I have my collection because I use them. I have NetFlix though and like the cable, 2000 channels and nothing to watch.

I'm on a fixed budget and I could lose my internet anytime so I won't depend on streaming. I don't have iTunes or anything like that. The collection I have were pennies on a dollar and affordable to buy from time to time. The TV season DVDs was a goldmine at the thrift store. 50 cents per DVD in each set.

I went broke for the month.

This month I bought a new DVD player for backup. That's a $25 investment for my collection.

ETA: by the time I hit the reply button two new posts were made so I'll add to it, I still have my cassette tapes and record albums. They're all 70s rock.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:18 PM
 
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Millennials did not propel that technology or listening style - they grew into it. If we were still using cassettes, LPs, or CDs, then that's what Millennials would be using.
Sounds like you're replying to a different post. I was agreeing with my. My post said nothing about the technology itself but the conveniences enabled by it. They rip everything (or download it, only) and offload their physical wares, if they possess any. That means everything they possess is literally a file.

Like you said, if the iDoodad takes a plunge, it's over, unless it's all backed up to the Cloud (even then, it's not immune to mishaps). Meanwhile, the same CD player I've owned for 15+ years keeps spinning, and my CDs are all filed alphabetically and mere feet from my desk.
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:57 AM
 
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I said it because of what you said here. You are shunning history just because you don't use it any more. You don't speak for me.
I've never spoken for you. Perhaps you don't know what "IMO" means?
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:58 AM
 
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Most of what I like tends to be older, so I can usually find it at thrifts stores or specialty websites. CDs I wanted as a teenager but couldn't afford - now $3 at Goodwill! Same with vinyl and DVD. I do not trust keeping all my media(including books) in the "Cloud", and streamed video or audio is not of same quality as physical media. I also rip my Amazon songs to CD-R(forgive me if I used the wrong term!).

The biggest - and dumbest - mistake I see folks doing is ripping their entire CD collection to iTunes and on their phones, and then selling or donating their collection! Or to a hard drive. What if the hard drive seizes up? Or the phone takes a dive into Lake Porcelain? lol Goodbye music collection!
If my phone takes a dive, it's all on my computer. If my hard drive crashes, it's also on my external hard drive and the the cloud. No problem whatsoever.

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Old 07-29-2017, 01:55 PM
 
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Books / movies . . . don't buy, get them free on loan from the library.
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:53 AM
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I still buy cds because I can play them in my car.

I still buy dvds and blu ray discs because I prefer to watch them on my tv. Plus my tv outputs better picture quality than my computer screen.
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:56 AM
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Location: Nevada side of Lake Tahoe
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The biggest - and dumbest - mistake I see folks doing is ripping their entire CD collection to iTunes and on their phones, and then selling or donating their collection! Or to a hard drive. What if the hard drive seizes up? Or the phone takes a dive into Lake Porcelain? lol Goodbye music collection!
At least I still have a backup on a physical CD and wouldn't lose my music collection if my hard drive seizes up or my phone gets dropped in a lake.
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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I still buy cds because I can play them in my car.
A lot of newer cars no longer have CD players. So those days are numbered as well.
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