A hepcat with the username rockin_since_58 posted:
"Just deleted 12.000+ digital files including CD rips, HD Tracks purchases and downloads from Usenet. If I can't physically touch it, I no longer want it. I realized the greatest joy I get from my music collection is flipping through the hundreds of LP's and browsing my CD rack with close to 1,000 discs brings me more pleasure and satisfaction then browsing files on my computer. To make sure they are totally gone, I deleted all backups and reformatted all backup disks. I will never have time in my remaining life to listen to even 10% of my physical media so why so I need all the 1000's of digital files. Gone are the worries of backups and dealing with programs and utilities to manage the digital files. I will maintain a Pandora Premium account for causal listening in the car since it does not have a CD player."
Remote Control TriangleCD is not an archival medium. I've had cd's go bad on me, develop weird glitches in certain tracks over long periods of time, etc. And not just with CD-R's, I've had this happen with major label produced discs. There is also the issue of CD players being slowly phased out of production.
Once the music is on a record, it's there forever. There is no data corruption because there's no 1's and 0's. There is no slow degradation process. A properly stored and cared for record could theoretically last indefinitely unless there was some catastrophic event. A pristine record will play just how it sounds today 400 years from now if it's been taken care of. It's one of the most robust formats we've ever invented. It really is amazing how good that old ass format is.
A digital file can get lost, deleted, and become corrupted over time. Changing formats and future support is another thing to deal with, this stuff is changing all the time. With analog playback it really isn't as issue, at least in terms of records. Tape might be another story only because fewer people will know how to even service the machines in the future.