Or in plain English - I'm fed up with cassettes getting a bad rap. Yes the technology has been superseded, but that's no reason to be dissing (there I go again) the best-selling pre-recorded music format of the 80s & 90s. To me it's akin to slagging off your grandma....at her funeral.
I made the video below to put the record (tape) straight. The cassette may have come and gone, but few people ever heard it at it's best. Before I made this video, I was one of those people. However rather than make up stories about how bad it was in an attempt to be hip and popular, I've made an effort to find out the truth about tapes. Watch the video below to see how I get on.
So saying cassettes were rubbish is the same as driving a Trabant and then saying cars are rubbish. Listening to cheap tapes on a dodgy stack system, or a Saisho/Matsui 'Walkman' was how most people remember them, but that's doing cassettes a massive disservice.
I've got a few links below if you want to give cassettes a second chance.
Here's a link to the video I mention at the end, about the Last Audio Cassette Factory
If my video was too basic for you - don't complain, just head over to TAPEHEADS.NET where you can get really technical about whatever tape related topic you want.
*Regarding the K7 in the article title - it's a slang abbreviation of Cassette used in a number of countries around the world - just pronounce the letter and number in French and you'll understand why.