(WICHITA, Kan.) — Music and data had a circular and shiny home since 1982. It was called the compact disc. It was a beautiful device. This 4.7 inch disc single handly forced vinyl to collector status, and paved the way for a data and music revolution.
The record industry saw a boom of music sales as people re-bought copies of their favorite music on CD. Computer software could become more complicated and the files of these programs could be larger because the CD could hold more information than a floppy disc.
Then at the dawn of the 21st Century, something amazing happened. People stopped buying CDs. They were downloading MP3s. Record stores across the country and the world started closing. The music industry completely panicked!
In recent days, attention turned to downloads. Sales of MP3 players are through the roof and are the new standard for listening to music.