Inside the last factory that still makes audio cassette tapes

Bloomberg Businessweek recently toured National Audio Company, a shop in Springfield, Missouri and one of the last and definitely the largest remaining manufacturers of the classic audio cassette tape. It’s almost adorable to see all the old machines whirring to pump out tapes that you thought no longer existed.

Surprisingly and improbably, NAC made more than 10 million tapes last year and business is booming! Read more at Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Why does THIS picture feel so damn cool? Is it just the sheer amount of new, sleek black units? Is it the light shining the on the finish? Is it the little security tab that just sells the sheer number of fresh, virgin units? I have no idea, but I love this image.