Despite writing a CD ripper I don't feel like CDs are a hopelessly cludged barely working hacked together format.
They were well designed, with extensive error recovery, and I'm very glad they didn't use 14bits as Philips wanted.
I don't like the fact they have a samplerate of 44100Hz, but tomorrow's world never saw the emergence of the internet so they're forgiven for wanting a longer playtime.
Enhanced CDs are bad though, with an absolutely arbitrary 14100 frame gap for no reason.

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