Put The Compact Disc Out Of Its Misery
from the nice-try.--next! dept
Slate is running an article about the various
“new” compact disc technologies that apparently have much higher sound quality, but come with all sorts of annoyances that are preventing anyone from actually caring. Most of these annoyances all have to do with a backwards looking recording industry who is so afraid of people actually (gasp! no!) doing what they want with the music they buy, that they are willing to kill their own new format to prevent copying. This means that the players themselves have no digital output and you can’t buy a player that goes in your computer. All in all, the industry seems to be making sure that any of the reasons consumers might actually be drawn to these new formats is destroyed before it’s even had a chance.