The Library of Congress Wants to Destroy Your Old CDs (For Science)

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/05/the-library-of-congress-wants-to-destr...
CD players have long since given up on most of the burned mixes I made in college. (In some cases, this is for the best.) And while most of the studio-manufactured albums I bought still play, there's really no telling how much longer they will. My once-treasured CD collection—so carefully assembled over the course of about a decade beginning in 1994—isn't just aging; it's dying. And so is yours.

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