A major breakthrough in the way people listen to music occurred in the early 1980s when Sony introduced its compact audio disc. There was an outstanding advantage of this new digital audio format, and it has forever changed the way we listen to music—music was now portable. An analogy that compares digital to the older analog format is that it’s like claiming cars are better than trains: they both get you where you need to go, but one is just more popular than the other. As the same article also quotes, “Digital offers greater flexibility than analog and that is really the secret of its success” (Analogue run out of town by digital). Unless you’re the type of person who needs a tangible experience, with your music, you’ll go with digital, and this is how most people are. FBi Radio’s Marty Doyle explains, “A lot of people don’t care what format their music takes on as long as it’s convenient…” (Christopher).
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