fjg47jr wrote: Who's still making 8-track tape players?
Kathy Roegge (KathyRoegge) wrote: My first thought was eight track tapes, and 8mm film and equipment.
Sean King (sbk1) wrote: I've been trying to find an 8 track player. Though I don't want to travel the countryside I'm sure they do exist somewhere. I think chariots might have been out of production until the movie Ben Hur. It strikes me that more recent items maybe more likely it will disappear. Prototypes can be recycled and the design tossed. Something used for several thousands of years like a stone ax won't disappear in a few centuries.
Pattie Downer (MarciePattie) wrote:What about 8 track tapes and decks?
tom ryersbach (schnoops) wrote: just go back 50 years. 8 track tapes. 8 track players. vacuum tubes. casette tapes and players. the knob which you attached to your steering wheel for one-handed steering.
dewey martin (captain_video) wrote: I agree...I think you are looking to far into the past
Find me a manufacturer of 8-track players or recorders, or 3/4 video tape players or recorders.
Sure, the technology to record and playback video still exists, but has changed rapidly...anyone who has recordings on 3/4 tape cassettes must rely on players still in existence to view them...noe longer being manufactured
Michele De Good (Michy822) wrote: EIGHT-TRACKS!!! You know, those things we used to play before cassettes. I guarantee no one is still making those anywhere on planet Earth.......
Danny DeGuira (Outofbox) wrote: tom ryersbach (schnoops) wrote:
just go back 50 years. 8 track tapes. 8 track players. vacuum tubes.casette tapes and players. the knob which you attached to your steering wheel for one-handed steering.
I sold everyone of these items in the last week, including the steering wheel knob! And Duncan Yo-yos and a hand crank washing tub! I am cleaning the barn out!
Robert Krulwich: OK, Danny, Michele, Dewey, Tom, Pattie and Shawn, all I did was google "8 track players" and a site popped up called "8-Track Heaven" and this is what I found:
"A frequently asked question is 'when did they stop making 8-tracks?' The answer is — they didn't! OK, the major labels did finally quit producing 8-track tapes about 1988. But a number of entrepreneurial souls have kept the 8-track tradition alive in the form of small production runs of independently released carts. This is a new section here on 8-Track Heaven that will provide a listing for these tapes, including (if available), ordering information."
So I guess they're not quite dead.
daniel kroes (dek0609) wrote: one could argue that even though specific tools dissapear they live on as modifications of the original. In that sense just because an 8 track or betamax or vhs dissapears, the tools that comprise the player are still here. Should conglomerate tools count? and are film and radium containers even tools? If we knew of a tool how could it be extinct? Unused tools are just waiting for their time, and worn tools are waiting to be repurposed.