Tuesday, April 1, 2008

1 Week + 1 Day

Base eight is just like base ten really, if you're missing two fingers. - Tom Lehrer

We had an 8 track tape player in our car in the 70's. Probably the only time technology made electronics bigger rather than smaller. Cassette tapes had been around for quite a while. They were smaller, and easy to record on. I don't think you could record on 8 tracks.

The one advantage that 8 track tapes had, is that you could switch between tracks. I don't think you could fast forward.

I had at least one John Denver album on 8 track. I also had Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon" and America's Greatest Hits.


Suzanne said...

The coolest thing was punching the buttons to change songs.

Funny how technology changes.

crashhanna said...

Suzanne - love your user photo. Maybe I should change mine to my little Dutch boy image?

Suzanne said...


Keira said...

I love Suzanne's photo--perfect and a good size.