Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2017 11:19 UTC
Multimedia, AV

Back before all-digital music, back before the Digital Compact Cassette, back before even the Digital Audio Tape existed, there was a strange audio device that briefly captured the imagination of Hi-Fi freaks across the world. The Elcaset, as it was called, was an enlarged cassette that started in Japan, wove its hidden, spinning spools around the world, and then finished, appropriately enough, in Finland.

As someone who swore by MiniDisc up until quite recently, I love obscure audio formats. This article is from the summer of last year, but I only came across it just now thanks to Atlas Obscura.

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RE: Comment by dionicio
by Ragnarok on Tue 10th Jan 2017 07:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by dionicio"
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Politics will bring back analog. Power to the people!

Even today analog formats already lost almost all of their advantages over digital. You really need to look hard to find any advantages of analog apart from biased nostalgia. And even those few advantages of analog will vanish soon enough...

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