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

Be as the Bereans ( Acts 17:11 )

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I've gotten back into vinyl and just got the Muscle Shoals Small Town Big Sound album,... good stuff. 

8 tracks were hard to give up for me. I had a lot invested in them. About $500 dollars worth for a high school kid. I had them in suitcases designed for them and had to keep 2-3 of them in the trunk. I can hear songs today and where there was a skip from track 2 to 3,... I still hear that now,... 

OBI Wan posted:

I've gotten back into vinyl and just got the Muscle Shoals Small Town Big Sound album,... good stuff. 

8 tracks were hard to give up for me. I had a lot invested in them. About $500 dollars worth for a high school kid. I had them in suitcases designed for them and had to keep 2-3 of them in the trunk. I can hear songs today and where there was a skip from track 2 to 3,... I still hear that now,... 

I still think the big draw of 8-Tracks was that you didn't have to pull them out and reverse them like you did the cassettes plus the quality was supposed to be better with the larger tape surface.  I never bought into them though.  I do still have a Fisher brand stereo receiver that has an 8-Track slot inside it.  No 8-Track tapes to take advantage of it though.  I'll have to dig it out and put it on one of the local sale sites.

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