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Too bad Ampex didn't make the cassette player that went to the moon - a Sony TC-50. They might still be alive if they had diversified! Just a thought.
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On Apr 25, 2012, at 5:42 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Interesting aside -- the same issue of High Fidelity shows a very small portable (mono) cassette recorder from Ampex. So by 1969, the seeds were sown to build a Walkman. I wonder why it took 10+ years for Sony to do it? It seems like everyone saw that car and walk-around portability were the key superior features of cassettes, from the get-go.
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> -- Tom Fine