At 25, compact disc faces retirement

[AP] An engineering marvel in August 1982, the compact disc turns 25 years old Friday. In an age of iPods and MP3 players, however, its future is increasingly in doubt.,1,3758836.storyAlso see:
Compact Disc is 25 Years Old
An obsolete form of optical media known as the “Compact Disc” celebrates its 25th birthday tomorrow. In a press release issued Thursday, Philips said a staggering 200 billion of them were produced (194 billion accounted for by AOL signup disks) since the first one was stamped off the production line on Aug. 17, 1982.

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