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I just did a search for cassettes on Amazon.com and got 177,692 results.

I do have a question about cassettes.  Many of us still have hundreds of 
cassettes.  Our sole interest is in listening to the cassettes or 
transferring them to CDs or computer files.

I am surprised that no one seems to make good playback equipment which does 
not record. Surely there would be a number of advantages to such machines. 
Cheap playback machines were often found in the early days of the cassette.

SA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:56 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The end of the cassette ? ? ?


> This is just about the last "mass" market for cassettes in the U.S., I 
> think. I'm not sure where you could buy a modern commercial music release 
> in the U.S. or western Europe -- or if such a thing is even manufactured 
> anymore. I think commercial music is still released on cassettes in parts 
> of the Third World.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:05 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] The end of the cassette ? ? ?
>
>
>> This article talks about the end of the cassette for "talking books".
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/28/business/media/28cassette.html
>>
>> It has some interesting statistics in it.
>>
>> Richard
>>
>> Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask]
>> Aurora, Ontario, Canada       (905) 713 6733     1-877-TAPE-FIX
>> Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
>> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.