Replace 'cassette player' in the OED.
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Replace 'cassette player' in the OED.

    1. D Eis
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      D Eis

      Brooklyn, NY

The cassette tape is an operable, relevant piece of musical artifice, capable of immediate, tangible editing and a warm sound not reproducible in any digital setting. The removal of the phrase is an affront to creators' and consumers' sensibilities and should be quickly remedied, as the technology is far from 'obsolete,' as the OED would have us believe.

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    • Marshall Miller BROOKINGS, SD
      • about 3 years ago

      The record industry is dying, and the persistence of the cassette format is the ultimate counterpoint to its bankrupt notions.

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    • Richie Shilton MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 3 years ago

      <3 you cassette tape

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    • Justin Shimp INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • about 3 years ago

      I work for Joyful Noise Recordings and we put out new bands on cassette! Its a beautiful medium! People love it and it sounds great!

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    • Robert Bedenbaugh CASTLETON-ON-HUDSON, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      While I disagree with your reasoning (cassette tapes are utterly pointless in this day and age), removing it from the dictionary is stupid.

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    • Thomas Miller BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      "Cassette" defines a common object. It is not a passing slang expression. Far from being obsolete, the cassette tape is still being produced, collected, and used throughout the world. Even if someday in the future it becomes a mere artifact, it should remain in the lexicon, as should other prior media formats. To do otherwise is to erase history.

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