The Pocket Record
The first time anyone could put music in their pocket came with the 8-track in the middle 1960s. Yeah, it was a bit bulky, but if you forced it, you could jam a tape into your jeans. Cassettes were much easier to pocket but CDs seemed too sharp and angular for pockets smaller than you’d find in a jacket or coat. But believe it or not, there was a scheme to market records–vinyl records–that could fit those same places. And out of all my study and writing about various music storage formats,...