Well, I know my history. Once long long long ago, back when Don and Skipmac were still youngsters, Tommie Edison was tired of hearing his mommy sing off key. So he invented this thing that could spin around and he could put a stylus thing on and music
would play from people who really could sing. Although most of them aren't singing now.
But it was only on one side. Two sides didn't come until Europe
in the late 1910's. You know....you had to be more freaky than Edison to go double. Then they became the norm and all lived happily ever after until people started trying to make everything in the world smaller.
But first in the 30's reel to reel took foot but they'd get all screwed up and no one could rethread them and so then there were tape cartridges but we needed the Dutch to invent the cassette in the 60's. Actually this dutch dude, let's see...what was his name. He was an Otter. No. Word association. Ottens. He was with Philips/Norelco. Wonder if he invented electric
razors too. Doubt it.
In the 70's the Japanese decided to create a new weapon but they were banned from guns
so they invented optical digital audio discs, designed to corrupt all the teens in the world, but they couldn't do it so back to the Dutch and the compact disc in 79. But no one believed in it until Sony and Phillips teamed up. Ever wonder how Sony could be so smart on some things but not others. Maybe they should have listened to the dutch on betamax vs. vhf
But now you have it.
And we young people know our history. I've seen records like 78's and 45's and 33's. On some old movies and tv shows like Pawn Stars and American Pickers. I even have seen those funny machines to play them on but I'll pass.
Oh and now CD's. That's old fashioned. Kids
today look at you like "why? That won't fit in my ipod or my phone
. Where's the usb?" Yes, my childhood is now ancient too. Got to have it online and download and all that. Oh well.
Now I'm depressed over that and knowing it won't be long till no CD's. What will I use the CD player in my car for? Guess I'll have to trade
cars. Well, I can plug
in music to it. Ignore that place the disc goes.