Today’s topic from Mark Moerman!
Now that disc has sort of taken over from tape, it seems appropriate to write about failed tape formats.
Micro Cassette – I don’t have any pre-recorded ones, but I am told they exist.
Reel-to-Reel – I only have a few pre-recorded ones left, after they got expensive on eBay. I have hundreds of ones I recorded.
Cassette – Is this really getting ‘big’ again? I remember buying a Sony TC-161SD and thinking it was a big deal! (But that was in about 1973!)
8-Track Tape – I used to have a lot of this format, but…my first car (a Datsun B-210) had an 8-track Tape player in it!
4-track Tape – Madman Muntz! Was similar to an 8-Track, but didn’t have a capstan in the cartridge.
Playtape – Remember then Playtape? No way to record onto one of those.