A 17-year-old named Alyssa, who tweets as @tamarianians, started off the implosion with a seemingly innocent query — how the hell do you burn a CD, anyway?
Maybe its just the generation z in me but how did people burn CDs? Like how did you just get a blank CD and put songs on it? pic.twitter.com/EVUVaDX645— alyssa (@tamaranians) October 21, 2018
Twitter user @theblackpcnther responded with a kind — if oversimplified — explanation that still left Alyssa feeling a little confused:
And they just download onto the disc?— alyssa (@tamaranians) October 21, 2018
As the conversation progressed, Alyssa called the whole thing "weird yet fascinating." When other people weighed in, she doubled down on the fact that CDs are confusing for her generation:
This is such a wild concept to me lsjdkdhfkd I feel so young— alyssa (@tamaranians) October 21, 2018
Of course, while burning CDs has certainly gone out of style the whole conversation was dominated by unfiltered hatred launched at her from a variety of people, all of whom are undoubtedly insecure about their CD-burning knowledge and the oldness now attached to it:
I mean damn. There's hundreds and it just keeps going lmaoooooooooo pic.twitter.com/D0AiA1Y0NR— alyssa (@tamaranians) October 22, 2018