My addiction to cassette tapes isn’t a problem — it’s a solution


This is adapted from Plugged In, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter on gear and gadgets. Subscribe to it (and our other great newsletters) here.

We’re back again to talk about what is obviously all our favorite topic: buying shit. Mmm, even just writing that feels fantastic.

So, this is the 14th edition of Plugged In, meaning I’m beginning to see some trends played out across the newsletters. And, if there’s one topic that has united them all, it’s the simple and joy of being obsessed with things.

And, this week, I have a new obsession to share with the class: cassettes.

The past 7 days have been a whirlwind. In that time I’ve researched second-hand decks, ordered one, got it hooked up to my sound system, and have already started amassing a cassette collection. No, it’s not a problem, it’s a solution to my problems.

And here — because, unfortunately, I’m a low-level narcissist — are the cassettes I’ve picked up so far.