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Offline steve58

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RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
« 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:



https://www.techspot.com/news/88916-cassette-tape-inventor-lou-ottens-dies-age-94.html
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Re: RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 05:21:51 PM »
Loved my tape collection when I was a teenager. RIP.
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Re: RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
« Reply #3 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

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Re: RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2021, 04:26:29 PM »
Ah Yes...Roundabout :)  Released a few years before I could really appreciate it.  O0

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Re: RIP -- Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2021, 05:27:04 PM »
Thanks for including that song was popular going to listen to it now