Cassettes are a different matter. The era of boom boxes, the walkman, and mixed tapes. Music is suddenly portable and easy to use. Not that it ever took a rocket scientist to operate a record player, but it did require a certain amount of finesse. Even the 8 track wasn't as easily transportable. The walkman fits in your hand. You can even jog and listen to music with one!
Every now and then I buy a cassette at a yard sale. Where did all of my tapes go? I found Blondie tucked into the buffet at Grandma's house this summer. Anyway, my car has a cassette and CD player, so it they are still functional. Although the sound drives me a little kooky after a while and I switch back to CD.
cassette tape #2 by Joseph Von Stengel
Can't tell you how much I regret giving away all of the mixed tapes that friends and ex-boyfriends gave me. It recorded an era of time, a moment of who they were with me. That's more important than sound quality.
cassette tape #3 by Joseph Von Stengel