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PRESS.
PAUSE.
RECORD
Not any more. We stream. We’re modern. None of that old fashioned stuff for us. We’re busy, busy. We’ve things to do and places to go.

PRESS into the history of sound and you’ll find the humble cassette whirring around for 60 minutes or even 120, double sided.

PAUSE with the thought that there was a need for a machine that was cheap, easy to operate and could be carried in a pocket.

RECORD that since 1963 more than 100 billion cassette tapes have been produced to feed those little machines that are now making a comeback.

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    Neville Hunt 10 months ago

    That’s interesting to hear, Brian. Luckily I still have a relatively underused cassette player and squillions of cassettes!why, I even have countless old vinyl 45s, 33s and even the odd 78, some of which, if stories are to be believed could sell now for a modest fortune!😋

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    Christopher 10 months ago

    I'm still a vinyl buff, but I don't have the same nostalgia for cassettes, even though when I was a teenager I never went ANYWHERE without my Sony Walkman and a zip-up box full of cassettes. I have to say, though, even though I'm nostalgic for a lot of things in the past, I love having an MP3 version of the Walkman now that holds 8GB of music (so I don't have to lug around that box anymore!).

    A very thought-provoking drabble, Brian, and cleverly written as well.

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    VerityAlways 6 months ago

    Very compelling...

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