ALL of the pros and cons of cassette tapes in the late 90’s! while everyone else was using cd’s, mini-disks, mp3 players or starting towards the first gen ipods, i was rockin the cassette player. Pros and Con’s are listed here! (well, all of the ones i could think of anyways)
1) you could buy tape players for pretty cheap, so breaking them during a workout was a non-issue
2) you could buy blank cassettes for pretty cheap
3) no one would steal it, because why would anyone steal it, tapes suck
4) double-A batteries were really cheap
5) wouldn’t skip EVER.
6) doubles as a jogging weight
1) a magnet could erase all your music,
2) no track seeking, only rewind and fast-forward
3) …who remembers to BUY replacement batteries? not this guy.
4) …who has time to actually MAKE a mix-tape these days? aka, limited selection.
5) you always had to have a pencil on hand, to stop your favorite album from being torn to shreds (so, worse than skipping)
6) is there anything worse than a poorly balanced tape? where side B only had two songs and twenty minutes of silence? NOPE, nothing worse.
7) tape compression
i’m sure there are more… I have fond memories of jogging the caronport tree-line with my music playing at 25% speed while i tried to figure out where i could get batteries that wasn’t the town’s extortionist gas station. usually, i would snag them from the TV remote controls.