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Why do people keep buying physical media?

This image depicts what is a familiar scene to a collector of commercially produced compact discs. The standard plastic packaging for compact discs, the jewel case, allowed publishers to showcase release information on the front cover of the product but also on its spine. The fact that this packaging design was almost universally adopted spawned whole classes of new kinds of home furniture and commercial storage units that were specially designed to take advantage of the format’s physical features.
Image by Arbitrarily0, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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