In the 35 years that I’ve been playing music and the 45 that I’ve been listening to it, many things have changed. I’ve lived long enough to see the rise and fall of several listening formats; records, 8tracks, reel to reel, cassette, and CDs, watched as portable media players went from the size of a box of cereal, to the size of a suitcase, to the size of a package of Ramen Noodles, and then down to the size of a Bic lighter (with the capacity to hold 3 months worth of music). 1,532 more words