Polycarbonate 1, Vinyl 0.
25 years ago today, the first Compact Discs rolled off the assembly line, changing the way music has been listened to, forever.
Yes, the stupid hinges on the jewel cases break. Yes, they do scratch (not nearly as often or as easily as the old LPs did, though).
But repeatable, digital-quality music that allowed one to listen to individual tracks without hving to cue up the tape or carefully select a groove was suddenly possible.
I didn't buy my first CD player (it was a used Sony DiscMan) until 1991 or 1992, IIRC. The first disc I bought was The Best Of Van Morrison.
I suddenly feel very old.