The Library Of Congress wants to destroy your old CDs for Science.
"If you've tried listening to any of your old CDs lately...you may have noticed they won't play," says Adrienne Lafrance, author of this article, which goes on to explain how this particular technology was not created to last.
"If you're willing to part with your old CDs, the library will happily destroy them for you. The Center for the Library's Analytical Science Samples is a laboratory for destruction, a place where researchers can practice "destructive testing" on non-library materials as a way to learn how best to care for actual library collections.
Fear not, all of you on the receiving end of my homemade Todd Rundgren Rarities CD. In just a few more years, it will have "bronzed" its way into oblivion and the weight of ever having to listen to it will be off your back for good.