Culling and ripping stacks of old CDs is turning out to be – along with reacquainting myself with my long-neglected bookshelves – one of the more pleasurable aspects of downsizing. I wonder a bit whether I’m spending too much time tending old stuff rather than getting to know new stuff – do I even care about this old stuff anymore? I’m finding very few CDs that I want to keep in physical form for the long term. Maybe I’m just clearing out the old to make way for the new.

Michael E Brown @brownstudy