The Compact Disc turns 25

by admin August 17, 2007 at 1:10 pm

August 17, 2007 In an event that marked the shift from analogue to the new digital era in the music industry, the world’s first compact disc rolled off the production line at a Philips factory in Langenhagen, Germany, twenty-five years ago today. Philips and Sony co-developed the CD and an estimated 200 billion have been sold around the world in last quarter of a century – even at just 1.2mm thick, that’s a stack big enough to circle the earth six times.

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