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Throwback Tuesday - Gadgets from the 70's and '80's

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Unless you were born in the 70's or earlier, what I'm speaking about may be gibberish to you...so here goes. Put your hand up if you have ever;

1) Extracted an entangled cassette from a player and repaired it by splicing. I have redeemed several precious tapes by cutting and sticking them with cellotape, in a pre-digital era when there were no music backups. 





Scotch Tape was a double meaning term in those days so you needed to specify if you were reffering to this;





Incidentally, Instructables has this neat tutorial on how to repair a cassette.

2) Rented LPs (Vinyl records) from a local library.

We used to have a large vinyl collection at home, including a number of Western Classical concerts.



We even had this (A reel to tape recorder, precursor of the digital tape recorders)





3) Played an arcade game OR a text based adventure game on a VGA monitor (Pre Color monitor era)







4) Been stranded with a corrupted floppy drive and lost data



5) Typed your school or college project on Word Perfect …