Attack of the Giant Hogweed — Killing Your CD Collection!

Yikes! Watch out for this threat to your CD collection:

The fact that intense biodeterioration in CDs, destroying the information pits, has been caused by a common fungus (a species close to G. candidum) leads to speculation on the future of compact disks as a secure persistent storage medium for sound, image and computer files.

More proof of the superiority of vinyl?

One thought on “Attack of the Giant Hogweed — Killing Your CD Collection!

  1. cailynlloyd

    Actually, I hope the future of music lies in ultra high quality 88.2 K 24 bit files that reside on a thumb drive or a hard drive inside my music system. Eventually, all physical media will be obsolete. Right now, I burn all my CDs to .wav files anyway so if the CD deteriorates, I’m covered.

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