All good things must come to an end and I am sorry to report that Sony WILL discontinue early January 2013 once and for all the production of its latest Cassette Player/ Recorder! So if you are interested in getting one of this soon collectable Cassette Player/ Recorder TCM-410, TCM-400 and TCM-450 from Sony rush to your nearest Yodobashi Camera and grab one before it is too late!
This follows on the heels of the demise of the automotive tape deck. I’m kind of surprised it’s still in production, although just the other day I saw an (admittedly older) woman listening to a cassette Walkman. Not sure when they started making these, but it was probably late ’70s. Between the radio Walkman and this, it was kind of a revolution in taking music with you. Matter of fact, when I first started going to Egypt in 1988 I had a tape Walkman with me for limited entertainment. Heck, nowadays instead of a few cassettes you can bring your entire music collection with you on an iPod or computer.
BTW, the title above is from seriation curves.