Remembering some very weird storage media types

The history of music and tech is littered with obsolete, failed, and forgotten storage media that go far, far behind 8-tracks, beta cassettes, and MiniDiscs. This video highlights 108(!!!) of them. I had no idea…

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Remembering some very weird storage media types

  • April 28, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    This guy is one of the very few YouTube personalities I actually watch regularly. So much esoteric and informative stuff about the technologies and games I grew up with. Got into him with his explanations of FM synthesis and memory-mapping on 80s computers/consoles. It’s stuff that should have probably gone over my head, but he’s really great at explaining and demonstrating.


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