You might have to tape that for me

Martin Belam by Martin Belam, 27 February 2004

I sometimes feels like I live in a world where everybody I know has Sky+ or TiVo. And everyone, except me, has an iPod and has revolutionised the way they consume media. That the piles & piles of CDs and vinyl in my spare room are just so much clutter, and that the whole media landscape has moved so fast in the last few years that we are constantly playing catch-up.

But then suddenly I get burst out of my new media bubble - and that happened yesterday as I overheard this conversation in the pub:

Her: "This is the White Stripes innit? I love this track"

Him: "Have you got the album?"

Her: "Nah, you might have to tape that for me"

What a reassuringly old-fashioned, lo-tech and analogue way to set up a peer-to-peer file-sharing network.

The White Stripes

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