Physical media used to be the only way to save, share, and record your favourite songs, your homework, and your holiday snaps. The trend started with tapes, and the humble floppy disk, and evolved quickly to DVDs and USB Flash Drives. As the amount of information that could be stored grew, the size of the physical media got progressively smaller. Today, of course, weâ€™re able to access every song thatâ€™s ever been sung, every book thatâ€™s ever been written, and every movie thatâ€™s ever been filmed just by pulling out our phone â€“ but that doesnâ€™t mean we always doâ€¦
Some purists continue to hang on to their older CDs and DVDS (I still buy physical copies of my favourite movies, for example), choosing physical copies of their data rather than buying into the flexibility and other potential benefits of Cloud storage. Despite everything being backed up online these days, the worry that your CD might get scratched, or your flash drive might get lost is one that many people still face today.