Sunday, September 06, 2009

Vintage Ad, 8-track tapes

From a record album inner sleeve, 1962. Click to enlarge.

Funny how in retrospect, some of their claims seem to fall into the "it's not a bug, it's a feature" category, until you remind yourself that this was actually a step up in convenience from an open reel-to-reel tape player.

1 comment:

  1. At the time, 8-tracks were a leap forward in music technology. For the first time, you could buy music that was truly portable, and in your car you had control over what you listened to rather than waiting for good songs to come on the radio. Cassette tapes and CDs eventually made the 8-track obsolete, but it was a technology fit for its time.