Retro Music Formats
June 12, 2008
Retro music formats are everywhere, not just in CostCo. For example:
- At TechDirt, Dennis Yang highlighted the threat to CDs from vinyl: “CD sales have been declining due to the growth of digital music. Well, CDs are now being flanked by an old format: vinyl.” Astute readers will recall that I overstated that very point a few days earlier.
- In today’s Boston Globe, Christopher Muther reports that the long-ignored cassette tape is making a stylistic comeback. I have no hankering for most of the cassette-themed merch plugged in the article, but I wouldn’t mind a USB Mix Tape (64MB USB that looks like a cassette).
- The current and rather brilliant Cat and Girl comic includes a goodbye to “our rogue half-century of music as an object.”