My daughter has a boom box she plays her music on. It's got radio and a CD player, that's it.
When she wants certain tunes, I kick it old school. That means I make an audio CD from MP3s and she plays that disc. I'm actually glad I finally have a use for the CD-Rs that have been collecting dust in my basement the past 7 years.
About a decade ago, I thought this was the most amazing thing. Dragging and dropping MP3 files on my desktop to create a CD that would play on my CD player was friggin' amazing. No more dubbing from cassette tapes, no more reliance on five different albums for the five songs you want to hear, it was a digital world and music gear was awesome.
Today, when I make these mix CDs for my daughter, it seems so ancient. My life is all MP3 playlists and syncing with my iPod Touch. The act of burning a disc and playing the songs on that physical media feels as if it's from a different era.
Has anything changed as radically as the way we share and listen to music? Oh yeah... there's the way we share and watch movies...