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Reuters: “Death of the Cassette Tape Greatly Exaggerated.”
This is kind of an interesting article. Some nuggets:
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CASSETTE: A DOCUMENTARY FILM
Zack Taylor and Seth Smoot are less than $3,000 away from completely funding their documentary film on the cassette tape. For more info, click here.
One of my favorite things in the days of taping LPs to Cassettes was to find new and unusual tape brands to try. Yes, I’d check that section of record stores and stereo shops to see what unusual brands they might be carrying.
I’m irritated by this; removing phrases from the dictionary as technology changes smacks of Big Brother-style revisionism. Will they remove “stone tablet” next? I’d bet the word cassette remains in there on its own, just not those 2 particular words together. This sort of nonsense gives dictionary publishers a bad name.
The Concise Oxford English Dictionary has announced that the phrase “cassette tape” will no longer be in its pages, so we’ve assembled this ode to the little bits of plastic and mangetic film that did so much to define an era.
Feast your eyes on a gallery of classic ads for cassette tapes— not albums or artists but the medium itself— from the magazine archives of GoogleBooks.