Earlier this week, we thought the VHS tape was dying, but that turned out to be a slight exaggeration. However, the VHS's older brother, the audio cassette tape may actually be on its last legs. The article notes, of course, that when the recordable cassette tape first came out, the recording industry freaked out and claimed that it would be the death of music (sound familiar?). Instead, it helped grow the music business, in part because of the ability for people to create mix tapes and give them to others to help introduce them to new music.
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