I started collecting music when I was about 9 years old. In the very beginning, I collected both vinyl albums and cassette tapes. I'm not sure when I stopped buying vinyl, but it was after 1987 because I remember buying a 45 of Billy Idol's live cover of Mony Mony.
I stopped buying cassettes shortly after getting my first CD player in 1988. Then, it was all CDs until I digitized my CD collection in 2003. Here's something I wrote here about that process of ripping my CDs to MP3s.
For almost a decade now, I've been an MP3 guy instead of a CD guy, but throughout my life I've dabbled in four different formats. Here's 30 years of music change in 30 seconds.
What about you guys? When did you switch formats?
[via Alan Cross]