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WESTPORT, CT - FEBRUARY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) In this photo illustration, a cassette tape which could once be purchased at RadioShack is shown on February 8, 2015 in Westport, Connecticut. RadioShack, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last Thursday, represented an older era of home electronics and consumer items. Despite numerous attempts to keep with the times, the home electronics retailer couldn't compete in an era of Amazon and Apple. RadioShack was started in 1921 to supply equipment for amateur or ham radio enthusiasts. At its height, the company grew to have thousands of stores throughout America, parts of Europe, and South America. (Photo Illustration by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The death of Lou Ottens, the product developer who invented the cassette tape while working for Phillips in the 1960’s, has me reminiscing about tapes.