Monday, December 28, 2009

Care and Handling

This was too good not to share.

My brother gave me a CD for Christmas that was put out in 1989. It's as old as I am, and I was apparently born right around the birth of CDs.

There are care instructions inside! They were so new, people didn't know what to do with them! This is the gem found if you read the inside of the liner:

"The compact disc digital audio system offers the best possible sound reproduction... on a small convenient disc. Its remarkable performance is the result of a unique combination of digital storage and laser optics. For best results, you should apply the same care in storing and handling the compact disc as you would with conventional records. No cleaning is necessary if the compact disc is always held by its edges and is replaced in its case directly after playing. If the compact disc becomes soiled by fingerprints, dust, or dirt, it can be wiped (always in a straight line, from center to edge) with a clean and lint-free, soft, dry cloth. Never use a solvent or abrasive cleaner to clean the disc. If you follow these suggestions, the compact disc will provide a lifetime of listening enjoyment."

The CD is The Real Thing by Faith No More, who just recently came back together after an eleven year break. Could be interesting, but the liner notes alone were enough to make it awesome.

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