In the fall of 1982, the first compact disc went on sale. In our new feature "Medium Uncool" we celebrate the 30th anniversary of these shiny round discs with stories from our contributors about second-hand triumphs, pesky scratches, ill-fated mixes, insidious CD burning schemes, and more.

In the fall of 1982, the first compact disc went on sale. In our new feature "Medium Uncool" we celebrate the 30th anniversary of these shiny round discs with stories from our contributors about second-hand triumphs, pesky scratches, ill-fated mixes, insidious CD burning schemes, and more.