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Title: RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
Post by: steve58 on March 13, 2021, 02:58:24 PM
Made many a mixed tape in my younger days.  Thanks and RIP Lou.

And for all you young whipper snappers, these are cassette tapes.  :tickedoff:

(http://static.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2021/03/2021-03-13-image-6-j.webp)

https://www.techspot.com/news/88916-cassette-tape-inventor-lou-ottens-dies-age-94.html
Title: Re: RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
Post by: Gusington on March 13, 2021, 05:21:51 PM
Loved my tape collection when I was a teenager. RIP.
Title: Re: RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
Post by: bobarossa on March 22, 2021, 09:06:48 AM
RIP.   First music I ever purchased was on a cassette tape (Fragile by Yes).  And my 2003 convertible has a combo CD/Cassette player in it.  Your legacy lives on.
Title: Re: RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
Post by: demjansk1942 on March 22, 2021, 04:14:39 PM
Great album by Yes.  I was running on Long Island one day and found a 8 track container with a bunch of 8 tracks, must have been around 1977 and Fragile was in there.  I remember because Roundabout was the popular song, gave all the tracks to my neighbor.  Donít remember the other 8 tracks in the storage
Title: Re: RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
Post by: steve58 on March 22, 2021, 04:26:29 PM
Ah Yes...Roundabout :)  Released a few years before I could really appreciate it.  O0

Title: Re: RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
Post by: demjansk1942 on March 22, 2021, 05:27:04 PM
Thanks for including that song was popular going to listen to it now