By Steve Outing
Hmmm. Borders dropped this coupon offer into my inbox today. $9.99 for any music CD in the store (single disc).
My first thought: Wow, great deal! Second thought: Why would I want to buy a CD? I haven’t bought one since … I can’t remember the last time. All my music purchases now are digital.
Perhaps this is a sign of the slow death of the music CD? I’m sure they’ll be around for a while longer, serving the still-significant portion of the population that hasn’t yet made the transition to digital music. But just as you seldom see anyone with a film camera, we appear to be headed that way with CDs.
Borders may have to give them away. That’s the price I’d pay for a CD these days.