• vext01@lemmy.sdf.org
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    24 days ago

    I have good memories of the cdrom era.

    Shame about the undismissable AI video overlaid on the page…

    So tired of AI. Can we just not?

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      24 days ago

      Even without AI, I find the modern web’s flood of unnecessary javascript unbearable. You might want to try Firefox Reader View, which helps on many sites (like this one).

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      24 days ago

      Once you realize that all this stuff is written by either young Gen Z copywriters or AI, everything begins to make more sense.

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      If you group together all the different kinds of floppies as “floppies”, but separate out CDs from DVDs and Blu-rays, then I guess it could be seen as short.

      CDs probably lasted longest for music, and lasted a while as primary computing media, but if you look at them in terms of console gaming, they lived a pretty short life. So maybe the author is also a console gamer, lol

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      literally was going to start a reply with the same word question. I sorta consider all optical the same though so I don’t even see it as over.

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    20 days ago

    Encarta seems so quaint to me now, but it really was a well curated encyclopedia that had a designed charm to it.

    I admit when I saw this headline I thought “but what about music” and for me, CD’s lived long after the 90’s due to small music players and cars having audio CD players but not yet being able to read MP3’s. Decks with that feature and cars with that feature were not much later… but we still burnt them to CDRs.