The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
Several articles have appeared online recently describing the slowly dying music CD business. In short, sales of CD disks are being replaced by downloading music to iPods, computers, and other music playback devices. The most recent article by Rick Broida at http://goo.gl/1pacr got me thinking: if sales of music CDs are plummeting, can data CDs be far behind?
For nearly two decades, genealogists have been enthusiastic buyers of genealogy data CDs. At least, looking in my storage area in the basement confirms that I have been an enthusiastic buyer! I have several hundred CDs stored in a large box, most of which haven't been touched in years.