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Amazing!  It would be kind of cool to be the "last" of some nearly extinct product like this.  As long as you keep the business size and expectations low, it could probably go on for a long time. 

 

You think there's still a floppy disk manufacturer?  Or VHS tape? 

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You think there's still a floppy disk manufacturer?  Or VHS tape? 

Memorex is still making VHS tapes - and still available in the electronics department at Wal-Mart.

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Amazing!  It would be kind of cool to be the "last" of some nearly extinct product like this.  As long as you keep the business size and expectations low, it could probably go on for a long time. 

 

You think there's still a floppy disk manufacturer?  Or VHS tape? 

I used to work on a guy's computer who boasted to have a HUGE VHS tape collection.   He had boxes of the SLP VHS tapes that he said couldn't be found anymore.

 

He was also a little touched. :)

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I used to work on a guy's computer who boasted to have a HUGE VHS tape collection.   He had boxes of the SLP VHS tapes that he said couldn't be found anymore.

 

He was also a little touched. :)

how huge was it? ......my VHS collection is over 1800 at my last count (1986-2011)

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That guy needs someone to train!

Yeah I know......I'm in!

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Speaking of Cassette tapes here is an article of extreme failure 

 

Young driver mistakes car’s cassette slot for an iPhone dock

 

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/young-driver-mistakes-car-cassette-123915720.html

 

 

The standard cassette decks in cars were all the rage decades ago.

But now they are out of date, as the digital era brings modern music to our ears.

Memories of 1980s and 1990s journeys spent listening to tapes are a nostalgic joy for millions.

Yet it turns out young folk today don’t really ‘get’ the old fashioned audio system.

One baffled chap visited his garage mechanic, complaining that the cassette player had scratched his iPhone – after he inserted it in to the bit where the tape is meant to go, thinking it was an iPhone dock.

However, though the pre-21st century sound system is loved by many, for its innocent vintage appeal – the scratches on the man’s smartphone are not so endearing.

The Facebook post generated more than 39k likes, receiving comments about the lad’s naivety – with Halinyah Yerry adding: “Goes to show, people so don’t know their history.”

 

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I saw the post above on Facebook, and immediately thought it was fake.  No one would be that stupid.  I mean, honestly, is there an ipod interface that involves slipping your phone into a slot like that?  No.  And would you complain to a mechanic about it? 

 

I think we've been "onioned". 

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I saw the post above on Facebook, and immediately thought it was fake.  No one would be that stupid.  I mean, honestly, is there an ipod interface that involves slipping your phone into a slot like that?  No.  And would you complain to a mechanic about it? 

 

I think we've been "onioned". 

 

I definitely am one to take things with  a grain of salt as well as being very sceptical of anything posted on Facebook and thought about not sharing this. I posted figuring people will decide for themselves, I do know that I have certainly dealt with workmates and sadly even some relatives who would actually be this stupid so I don't consider it beyond the realm of possibility. My first thought was "and what exactly would lead you to conclude the cassette player was a charging dock since no markings or symbols indicates that?" but again having helped people in the past I do know some can be really dense and certainly there are some youth out of touch with older tech on top of not being tech savvy to begin with. Likely fake but still amusing.  :)

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Warms my dusty heart to see a beloved tech surviving the hi-tech wasteland.

 

Still have some tapes from the 70s (very few) but they sadly keep their aural secrets within stretched-out reels.

WIsh undiscovered scanning tech can eventually repair these poor items.

 

And yeah, I would actually believe modern folks would confuse tape machines for iPod players.

I dunno if it says more about my fogey cynicism or about this gen's detachement from the electronic origins of their daily toys?

 

...eh, then again, with the automated wizardry at their disposal, I don't blame 'em for keeping their eyes forward.

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After all it was posted on the Yahoo Canada News page! LOL!!

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