Vinyl in the News

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Credit cards may soon be as outdated as vinyl records. (Remember those?) And this is the year that the slow, steady march to oblivion begins.

You can already use your iPhone, Droid or BlackBerry to buy a hotdog at the ballgame, buy your Starbucks latté, or give a friend a few bucks by Bumping phones. But by the end of the year you may not even think twice about reaching for your phone to pay at the register instead of fumbling for your credit card.

"Your plastic card hasn't changed since the age of the vinyl records," said Michael Abbott, CEO of Isis, a new mobile payment network. "This is the chance to bring payments forward from the plastic age and the vinyl records age to the digital age."

So "Perfect Money Forever" or "Due to Jitter your payment is Fuzzy"

Bottom line is that I'll still be using full resolution 180 gr gatefold credit cards 30 years from now and the kids will be paying for things with low res compressed money that they download from sketchy web sites.
They can go to hell with their f...... ideas. Both about vinyl and money.
If a credit card is vinyl, what is cash?
I agree with Inna. They can take those phones and stick them where the sun doesn't shine. I use my cell phone for calls only. It's an antique one at the ripe old age of six years. I don't need it to do all of that crap they're stuffing down our throats when I have a computer at home to do it. When did it become so important to have instant everything all of the time? People are obsessed with these phones, and that's only because advertising is brain-washing everyone to feel they need it. I don't have the time to waste fiddling around on a silly phone that has a screen that is way too small anyways. Science fiction becoming science fact. Everything will be paid with credits.
If a credit card is vinyl, what is cash?

According to them, cash =

you are absolutely right. marketing has convinced people this is what they need.


(Remember those?) chuckle chuckle ... like, people don't play records anymore.. yeah well, the folks writing this article have: Ever in their life heard music reproduced with any slight resemblance to fidelity of the original event, any resemblance at all? yeah I'm chuckling at YOU with the SH*T ipod devise... I'll keep spinning my music at 33.3 rpm thank you.
... and I personally have no need for all those microwaves coursing thru my head or body modifying my DNA.
maybe one day we will be able to plan a Mars mission using our phones? But until then I am perfectly alright just making a phone call and spinning vinyl. I invited a friend over {lady friend} and had her listen to some vinyl. She was amazed how good it sounded and asked why she enjoyed it so much more then her ipod and CD player. I really had no answer but to say it just sounds better.
I must say that the salesman was flummoxed when I went in to buy a flip phone with no keyboard, games, etc. After some thought he went in back and came out with one.

We may be forced to go to smart phones as we are becoming eccentrics. I talk with a guy with an Iphone who is often disconnected by touching the front screen anywhere. Who needs that? I have friends who have sent me text messages that I never acknowledged. I have banned them and their charges on my phone. Why would I pay for messages when I can get voice mail for nothing?
What a crock of crap. There's an APP for this and one for that ......... I'm sure a lot of those people buying via their phone also enrich the likes of Digital Downloads of the Black Eyed Peas . !@#$&^**&^
Be careful my fellow audiogoons - we need the telecom industry to drive value in the economy, to drive value in the stockmarket, to drive value to we can buy more cables and components...
Cash = 8 Track

Gold = Actual live music

Given the run up in both gold prices and ticket prices, I may be going back to 8-track.

I'm actually trying to use more cash in my life as the time it takes to use a card now is silly, on par with how paper checks were.

"Sir, do you want cash yes...donate to charity..enter amount and enter you accept the enter"

I just want my gum.

My favorite was early on when it was clear the Iphone was actually horrible at making actual calls people were taking their regular phone and then just gluing an Ipod shuffle to the back.

I'm just going to glue a money clip to the back on my phone and have cash there for 'phone' payments.
I could've sworn I heard some jitter off my vinyl last night! I dont think it was from the JDaniels,either -Has anyone had this problem? Also 180g albums dont seem to help at all...