[LINK] Mix Tapes?

Michael Meloni mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com
Wed Feb 6 14:30:40 EST 2008

Brendan Scott wrote:
> There was once a culture of giving mix tapes of songs to friends.  Does this practice (ie giving or conditioning a physical object with content) continue at all or has it been overtaken/driven out by p2p?
I think at least in the case of music on tapes and CDs, it's been taken 
over by sharing between devices -- Phones and MP3 Players. If Johnny has 
a crush on Liz, he's more likely to pass on the Lionel Richie tracks via 
phone than mix tape. People might also be more inclined to share their 
music with friends by using a Flash based MP3 player on their MySpace 

With a phone, what might be missing is the statement made by the 
selection and ordering of songs like on a mix tape. However, using 
playlists on a MP3 player you could still create a message for the 

Taken out by P2P? I think the practice might be adapting to it.

- Mike

Michael Meloni

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