Watch Magnetic Tape Fall Like Water In This Hypnotic Video

Japanese artist Ei Wada, who was born in 1987, belongs to a generation that spent middle school feverishly poring over cassettes to make mix tapes—until, of course, they were quickly outmoded by CDs, and then MP3s. Now, Ei makes art using the outmoded technologies he grew up with. » 3/30/14 12:00pm 3/30/14 12:00pm

This Short Doc About a Magnetic Tape Fanatic Will Break Your Heart

No matter how outmoded the technology, you'll find someone who's devastated that it's gone. These people are in absolute denial about the old tech's inferiority to the advancements that supplanted it. This is Micke, the Swedish tape nut. He is precisely the luddite we're talking about. » 8/05/13 8:00pm 8/05/13 8:00pm

Magnetic Tape Clock Beats Hard Drives Hands Down

There are many hard drive clocks, but this is the first time I saw a magnetic tape one. It's prettier than the hard drives, that's for sure. These 7 inches of pure retro joy can be yours for $29. [Etsy] » 12/27/10 11:00pm 12/27/10 11:00pm

IBM Sets Magnetic Tape Data Density Record: 35TB of Storage

IBM and Fujifilm have spent the last three years working to improve magnetic tape data density, and the result is a prototype with a density of 29.5 billion bits per square inch—enough to hold 35TB of data. » 1/22/10 11:58am 1/22/10 11:58am

I'm All Wound Up: A Gallery of Classic Magnetic Tape Drives and Reels

SSD, Smesh Smesh Dee. Here's my visual tribute to magnetic tape, the storage medium that can be measured in MBytes, minutes and meters. » 3/27/09 12:27am 3/27/09 12:27am