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Why British Police Continue to Use Cassette Tapes


Cassette (Photo: f@rfie/Flickr)

You might listening to The World in your car stereo. Or, maybe your computer. Or smartphone. But you're almost certainly not recording the broadcast on a cassette…aiming to listen later. The cassette tape has basically taken its place alongside the 8-track tape, and essentially vanished into the audio abyss. Almost. In Britain, there's one group that still relies on the trusty cassette – the police.

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