In this case it's cassettes. I remember 8-Tracks well but I never bought into that fad instead I stayed true and stuck with Cassette tapes but still remember that distinct sound of the 8-Track tape running through it's large plastic case as you inserted it into the 8-Track player and then would hear the distinctive clicking as it played through. Not too many of those would fit in a car glove compartment and it's crazy to think about that format when compared to the digital formats you have today where you can have a whole music library on a USB stick or even a smart-phone.
That's the way it is with things though ... what was in vogue becomes almost taboo and out of style only for it to turn around in a new generation and become vogue yet again. The same thing happens in housing. Some trends that are out now but watch for them to return with a vengeance are wallpaper and carpet. So many changes though.
Consider (and this is such a limited list)
Out vs IN. vs possibly a return again
- Cassette Tapes - Digital media
- Carpets - Hardwood & Tile Floors
- WallPaper - Painted walls
- Popcorn and decorated ceilings - smooth painted ceilings
- long hair - short hair
- bell bottoms - anything but bell bottoms
- Station Wagons - SUV's
You get the picture .. and the wheels on the bus continue to go round and round