The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55903   Message #871334
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
21-Jan-03 - 07:59 AM
Thread Name: Death of PR Cassette
Subject: RE: Death of PR Cassette
The interesting thing about wax cylinders was that the machines that played them were also able to record them. When they were replaced by records there was a period of many many years when home recording ceased to be a possibility, until the tape recorder came around.

To some extent the shift from audio-cassettes has a similar effect, since it's still a lot more awkward home recording on a CD. The same goes for the move from VHS to DVD. There is a constant pressure from the people who control the entertainments industry to turn us all from producers to consumers insofar as they can