1971: You could invest your paycheck into the newly invented NASDAQ, finally vote at age 18 and record the audio details of your Saturday night parties with the Sony TC-66 Portable Cassette-Corder. With a built-in microphone and option of plug-in or battery power, this portable puppy was all you needed to document your day (or document and decide to erase…I don’t judge).
So as your tuck your bloggies into your pocket as you head out the door this weekend, appreciate the TC-66 and those who gallantly recorded before you. Why? Because it’s Flashback Friday and perhaps some thirty years from now you might just see your gadget here.