[QUOTE=vroom;2632620]Compact Cassette, [/QUOTE]
During my childhood, I got a toy cassette recorder and I remember being fascinated with recording and hearing my own voice and hiding the tape recorder to record other people. My brothers did the same and I’m sure I still have a few tapes from those good old days.
Unfortunately toy cassette recorders are a thing of the past with nothing to replace them. While entry level Dictaphones don’t cost much, no one would think of giving one as a toy to a child and many of the entry level models have no PC connectivity to offload recordings, which means that if they are ruined (easily done with a child), the recordings are lost.
Radio-cassette recorders were also yesterday’s way of “downloading” music. I also remember the interesting comments the DJ use to make when the odd caller made a song request and the reason they gave for the request was so that they could tape it.