Tuesday, July 14, 2009

El Caseto!

I was just reading the history of the 8–track on Wikipedia and got to thinking about a large cassette tape format that Sony made. It didn't last very long or go anywhere and, naturally, it produced better results than the format that "won" (compact cassette). It was called Elcaset, and was designed to be an easier to use form of reel–to–reel. Leave it to Sony to design the better medium which loses out because most people don't care about quality.

But yeah, compact cassettes sure were handy. Can you imagine strapping an Elcaset Walkman to your jogging shorts?

1 comment:

brent said...

I don't even remember those.