Tuesday, April 09, 2013

there's no hidden wealth if it's purely digital

the unspoken lesson of this podcast (planet money: the hidden digital wealth in your pocket) is that buying CDs is better than buying and downloading a digital music file. you can make a digital music file out of a CD. the CD has a secondary market whereas a downloaded digital file does not.

also the files you make are more likely to be DRM-free. the main thing purely digital purchases have going for them are convenience and the lack of clutter. if those aren't a factor, old skool may be the way to go.