February 15, 2005

Retro Tech

It might seem cliche, like a record player in a car, but the PlusDeck 2 is a cassette player that you plug into a 5" bay on your computer. At $150, it's a little steep, but it all depends on your situation. Me, I'm a music fanatic who has hundreds of cassette tapes just lying around in my closet. We don't even have a tape player in the house anymore, save for my son's "The Wiggles Sing-Along Player". There are some very cool songs on those tapes that I want to get ripped to MP3, but it would be such a huge effort, I never do it. And I'm definitely not going to re-purchase these on CD or through iTunes. So as silly as it may seem at first, I'm actually considering it.

Plus, it would look pretty cool wedged into a floppy drive bay of my Computer (SHAFT3). That and the satisfying feeling of slapping in a cassette, complete with that big CLICK. Remember when we could do that with our recordings? All this gentle auto-loading of these delicate CD/DVD discs feels so wussy in comparison. Loading a tape deck is like slapping a clip into a gun, or at least the closest thing most of us will ever get to it.

1 comment:

  1. Remember when you got all upset when you realized that you were lecturing to Josh about the term "old school" a few weeks ago? You're doing it again. Welcome to the Old Farts Club.

    Shoot, man, I still have a record player and a stack of 45s.