The Real Reason for the Cassette Revival
You’ve probably heard from your misguided hipster friends that the cassette is making a comeback. This old technology is being romanticized by those who long for the era of the mixtape, a labour of love that had to be put together in real time. Some suggest that this is what’s driving the cassette resurrection. But maybe not. Let me explain. There are 2.2 million people in American jails right now. Prisoners aren’t allowed CDs because they can be turned into shanks. MP3 players aren’t...