Remember cassettes? Remember how handy and portable they seemed compared to vinyl and you could even make
your own recordings? Remember how tapes, especially ones you liked, got chewed up in the machine and even if you carefully unwound it with a pen and spooled it back into the cassette, it inevitable got chewed up again? And inevitably it was a tape that you particularly liked.
So while I still harbour fond sentiments for our old collection of LPs, I was really glad to see the back of tapes. An iPod is much cooler than a Walkman for listening to music on the move.
But having booked our flights for a holiday to Italy in the summer, the BBC Italian course Buongiorno Italia! is being
dusted down once again, tapes and all.