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Old 27th Jul 2021, 6:56 pm   #102
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Default Re: The end of physical media.

Originally Posted by GrimJosef View Post
How much would you be prepared to pay for it ?
I see my preference for physical media led me to pay 12.73 in 2012, inclusive of carriage, for what turned out to be a CD-R manufactured by Amazon in the US with very basic printed inserts: apparently produced on demand. Print-on-demand books are of course commonplace, covering even much of the Oxford University Press back catalogue: large savings in warehousing costs no doubt. As I recall there was much speculation a few years ago that automated print-on-demand book booths would spring up on various places, I don't know whether such things currently exist anywhere: anything similar for CDs doesn't seem at all likely absent a major resurgence in the popularity of the form, and there's no sign of that.

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