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Inventor Of The Cassette Tape Dies At 94

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The man who invented the audio cassette tape has died at the age of 94.

Lou Ottens was a Dutch engineer who helped develop the portable tape recorder in 1960.  Annoyed with the clunky design of reel-to-reel tapes, he introduced the cassette tape three years later.

More than 100 million cassette tapes have been sold over the years – the format has even made a comeback in recent years with retro music fans.

What was your first music format – vinyl, cassettes, or CDs?  Do you still have a working tape player?


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