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UK Guardian: iPod nail in the coffin for CDs

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, July 31, 2003
News Categories: Digital Media

“First they killed off vinyl 45s. Now even the days of CD singles are numbered. In the future, laments Paul Morley, pop fans will collect nothing but lists in cyberspace. [...]

The iPod, at once a nail in the coffin and some kind of saviour, is an object that seems beautiful enough to honour the history of the popular song as a vast and varied art form, and to be the futuristic replacement to the vinyl single. It represents a brave new world in the way that the CD never did. The iPod, the place where storage becomes magic, now helps us say for sure: It’s all over.”

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Comments

1

It’s spelled Guardian.

Posted by me on August 3, 2003 at 1:04 PM (PDT)

2

I know it is. This was not me. It was a spelling mistake introduced by the site.

Posted by Paul Hayes on August 3, 2003 at 5:36 PM (PDT)

3

I, for one, will not miss those stupid CD jewel cases.  Just more junk for the landfill IMO.  Goodbye to them!

Posted by John on August 3, 2003 at 10:25 PM (PDT)

4

save the photgraph, dump the mona lisa.

Posted by tetro on August 5, 2003 at 12:33 AM (PDT)

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