i had a conversation with a former student of mine somewhat recently, where he was berating me for still using cds because they're obsolete. i didn't really believe him at first and just kind of laughed at him because i work with teens and i know they're quick to dismiss a lot of things. i quickly realized, however, that i had no desire for more cds/dvds and didn't have much of a use for the ones i did have. a few months later i got a new laptop and it doesn't even have a cd drive.
i realized that not only was i generally not putting my discs to use, but pretty soon i probably wouldn't even have a way to use them even if i wanted to. i've spent the last year digitizing all of my music and movies using an old laptop and my girlfriend's external cd drive. i made iso files of all the old games and operating systems that i wanted to keep, and thanks to 3rd party programs you can just mount the iso files as if they're actual cds. i'm ripping the last of my dvds right now (first six seasons of that 70s show, great show btw) and then i think i'll be completely rid of any cds or dvds.
i'm curious what your thoughts are, since we're all fond of older technology (to some extent) by nature of the fact that we're still using a forum in 2020. plus i know the tangibility, cover art, booklet, etc. of a cd appeals to a lot of people, not to mention there are collectors and whatnot.