The Cassette Is Dead – Long Live The Cassette
I think it was 1986 or so when I got my first CD player. What? Music without scratches or hiss? That’s crazy!
Despite attempts to kill the vinyl record, the last two years vinyl was the fastest growing format. Even Best Buy now sells vinyl.
Now, the Wall Street Journal says the same thing may be happening to the cassette tape.
While the Oxford English Dictionary says they will be removing “cassette player” from their concise dictionary, collectors are looking for tape decks to add to their home stereos and cars.
The story says that cassette collectors enjoy the hiss… Like a comforting throwback.
Who knew that there was even a list of most sought after tapes?
Maybe I’ll hold onto my 8-Track player. You know, just in case!