Comment 1HCJW Re: I grew up with tapes


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I grew up with tapes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-06-15 10:07 (#1H8KZ)

Like many of us, I grew up with tapes during the early days of CDs. I don't understand why people would want to go back to that.

Re: I grew up with tapes (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2016-06-15 14:30 (#1H9DE)

It was actually a lot easier to make mixed tapes than it was to make mixed CDs. Almost every tape player I think I've ever had had an input jack and a record button, or you could just record off the radio. I don't think you could easily record music from the radio with a CD player and you needed specialized hardware to get the radio to play on a PC... Although now that I think of it, you likely could have played from the speaker jack on a radio to the mic jack on a PC and recorded that way. Still would be easier to just hit record on the tape player though, and it's not like the radio doesn't play "popular" songs TO DEATH!!! If you missed it just wait ten minutes...

In fact screw recording the songs, by the time the radio stations got through with them you didn't want to ever hear them again anyway. So much better now with the internet, you get a huge variety (for free) and practically never have to listen to the same thing twice ever, unless you want too.

Re: I grew up with tapes (Score: 1, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-06-16 10:16 (#1HCCR)

I find it very difficult to listen to streaming music in the middle of a desert. Perhaps I should drag an ethernet cable behind me or something

Re: I grew up with tapes (Score: 1)

by on 2016-06-16 11:34 (#1HCJW)

You could record or download music to a laptop or a phone or even an MP3 player to take with you. MP3 players are dirt cheap now and can last a pretty long time. You could also get an expanded battery pack to take with you to have music for days. Maybe find an MP3 player with an SD slot on it, I know they exist. Then get a 32 GB SD, which are also cheap and will hold a ton of music, or splurge on a 256 GB SD for a shit ton of music. I'd just buy a bunch of smaller SDs though, two or three of them would probably hold more music than you could listen to in a week.

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