This is a story about retro-tech. My 10-year-old calls it vintage.
We all know vinyl is making a comeback. I’m not talking about car seats, and that’s a good thing. When I was a kid, we had an ’80s Caprice Classic station wagon with maroon vinyl seats, and they could tear your skin off if you wore shorts on a hot day. But that’s not the point of this story. Neither, for that matter, is vinyl.
Yes, music fans have been rediscovering records, albums, you know… the spinning disks on the turntable, for quite some time. This story is about the tech we got between records and CD’s. Apparently, some people are dusting of cassette tapes.
Digital downloading has clearly had an impact on DVD, CD and video game packaging Tony Corbin finds out how pack designers and manufacturers have responded If video killed the radio star back in the 1980s, some might have predicted that the internet would kill multimedia packaging in this decade, although that would be a far Read More...Read more
The wrong format is making a resurgence as music fans flocked to indie shops again Saturday for Record Store Day. A grave rock ’n’ roll injustice akin to Vanilla Ice outselling Ice Cube and Christopher Cross topping Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” at the 1981 Grammys, cassette tapes have somehow re-emerged as a cultishly popular music Read More...Read more