This shirt is so soft, you’ll want to dance all night to your mixtape.
- Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
- 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
- Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
- Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
- Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem
Magnetic tape was most popularly known as “tapes.” It’s a data storage device that uses long, narrow plastic strip with thin, magnetizable coating. This type of data storage uses the digital recording format.
If you were born in the 1980s and 1990s, chances are you've owned a Cassette Tape. The magnetic film inside is called the Magnetic Tape.
Developed in Germany back in 1928, the magnetic tape was patented but not widely used until the 1950s. The first digital recorder was created by Eckert-Mauchly Co.and started using the magnetic tape to record audio data.
The development of magnetic tape for commercial use started in 1963 when the compact cassette or cassette tape was born. Philips invented the format in Europe at a Berlin Radio Show. They also sold the first portable cassette tape recorder in the U.S. back in 1964.
The mass production of the cassette tapes led to a boom in the music industry. It became an industry standard to record and distribute music using cassette tapes. By 1979, Sony released the Walkman, a portable cassette player that changed how music was consumed by the people.
Eventually, the magnetic tape was further developed to accommodate video and digital data recording. In the movie industry, both the Betamax and the VHS or Video Home System tapes used magnetic tape for digital video recording outputs.
Cassette tapes, Betamax, and VHS tapes were obsolete by the 2000s. Despite this, magnetic tapes are still used for data storage because of its unique properties.
Plus, it brings all the nostalgia feels! Now, it’s regularly referenced in pop culture. Well, give you a hint on which popular movie does this: it’s a movie featuring someone named Star-Lord who’s in love with mixtapes!
Learn more about how magnetic tapes are used today. Here’s another one explaining why CERN uses tape to store all their data.
Launched on: April 1, 2020