I used to love making mix tapes. From USA Today
, an article about the history of, and decline of cassettes
. I suppose CD burners will take over, but cassettes are a pretty robust technology. CDs certainly have not proven as resilient as they were promised – they skip, they go bad. I guess none of the major music technologies are that great.
What I’m waiting for is the ability to go down to the swap meet and buy everything that would be in the local Tower Records – on something the size of a single hard drive. In a Bruce Sterling novel people talk about having a copies of the Library of Congress — well, I want a copy of Tower Records!