The man who invented the audio cassette tape has died at the age of 94.
Lou Ottens was a Dutch engineer who helped develop the portable tape recorder in 1960. Annoyed with the clunky design of reel-to-reel tapes, he introduced the cassette tape three years later.
More than 100 million cassette tapes have been sold over the years - the format has even made a comeback in recent years with retro music fans.
There is currently a company in France that does nothing but make NEW cassette copies or current and past albums.
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