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

Unless you were born in the 70's or earlier, what I'm speaking about may be gibberish to 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