Daddy, What Are Turntables, Eight-Tracks and Floppy Disks? – NYTimes.com

ONE day, when my children are a little older, I will gather them close and I will tell them about how I lived through the Great Format Wars.

Daddy, What Are Turntables, Eight-Tracks and Floppy Disks? - NYTimes.com

I will recount to them a seemingly endless cycle of battles. From LP to cassette to minidisk (oh wait — not to minidisk) to CD. From Betamax to VHS to DVD to HD-DVD to Blu-ray. From punchcards to magnetic tape to floppy disks to zip drives to DVD-ROMs.

“Daddy, What Were Compact Discs?”

via Daddy, What Are Turntables, Eight-Tracks and Floppy Disks? – NYTimes.com.

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