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Your Digital Collection Really Doesn't Matter

Posted by: Jason Tate (02/21/12)
Came across an interesting article about how you can't pass your digital music collection down to your kids.
From the ArticlePassing your iTunes collection down to your kids isnít the modern day equivalent to your dad passing his vinyl collection down to you. Once you take away the physical element, there is no sense of nostalgia inherent to that file itself. While there may be many a memory associated with a specific album or song, any copy-of-a-copy-of-a-copy that you hand down holds no more sentimental value than a copy of that same song sitting on YouTube. Youíre not giving them something of yours, but a distant manifestation of something you paid for.
 
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02:58 PM on 02/21/12
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I guess I never thought about this. I will be holding onto the over 100 vinyl I've collected through out the years.
02:59 PM on 02/21/12
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That's why I'm building up a vinyl collection right now! Actually, that's not really why, but it's a great excuse. Plus, I still have a hell of a CD collection, too. I hope to inherit my father's vinyl collection someday. It's not much, but there are a few gems and some fond memories.
03:02 PM on 02/21/12
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Good thing I have all mediums to pass down.
03:02 PM on 02/21/12
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Makes me want to go splurge on some new vinyl, just so I can have the excuse of saving it for the kids.
03:06 PM on 02/21/12
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I'm okay with it being harder for us to hand down the likes of Skrillex and Nicki Minaj to the next generation.
03:08 PM on 02/21/12
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I still buy some CD's and they end up being ones that I tend to enjoy the most.

But I did hear most majors are phasing them out so it looks like I'll need to fix my dad's record player and start buying some vinyl.
03:11 PM on 02/21/12
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My mom laughs when i refer to a record as "vinyl." She says they just called them records or albums back them.
03:11 PM on 02/21/12
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no shit.

Kids aren't going to want your Gamecube or Dreamcast either
03:14 PM on 02/21/12
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Well, I still buy CDs so no loss for my kids
03:15 PM on 02/21/12
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I'm okay with it being harder for us to hand down the likes of Skrillex and Nicki Minaj to the next generation.
Amen amen amen.
03:17 PM on 02/21/12
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By the time I have kids I'll be able to beam all this music straight into their brain anyway.
03:19 PM on 02/21/12
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Good thing I have all mediums to pass down.

same here
03:20 PM on 02/21/12
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this is why you should always buy physical media
03:23 PM on 02/21/12
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My mom laughs when i refer to a record as "vinyl." She says they just called them records or albums back them.
Mine says the exact same, she's like 'vinyl? What's that? Oh, you mean a record!'

That said, she gave me her collection years ago (parents no longer have a record player) Full, original Queen back catalogue, some Zepplin, Roxy Music and other great 80's pop. Then my dad gave me his John Denver, Enya and other slightly less 'mainstream' (for lack of a better word) artists. All of them are just fantastic
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