Long live the mixtape

3012_tape2.jpg

Remember the mixtape? Hours spent crafting a cassette with tunes from the radio for a mate or girlfriend back in the days? Well new technology means the mixtape ain’t necessarily dead.

There’s the USB version – pictured above – which is pretty neat, and which allows you to hand a cassette-shaped mix over to someone you want to hear that perfect playlist of angst ridden songs (well I guess that last bit depends on who you’re handing it to).

Or there’s the online version – Muxtape.com – which allows you to upload one playlist worth of songs and listen to others’. That’s pretty neat too.

Not sure either of those are as good as the original version, but at least the USB version allows you to scribble notes on the outside.