8tracks vs. 8-tracks
What are you listening to?
When I ask my students this question, one of the most common answers I receive is “8tracks.” I’ve since learned it’s one of them there newfangled apps that makes playlists based on your interests.
I always smile when I hear the website name as it reminds me of one of my main interests: obsolete technology.
With the recent resurgence in vinyl, I’ve decided to hedge my bets and invest in another antiquated music medium that’s poised to make a comeback: the 8-track tape.
So far my 8-track cartridge collection is up to a modest 1 tape: Elvis! Double Dynamite.
The audio quality seems decent, perhaps difficult to hear over the noise of the machine itself and over my audible giddiness at finally becoming an 8-track owner in the year 2015.
Looking forward to finally being on the cutting edge of fashion (by being decades behind the times) when these inevitably come back en vogue!