Your Favorite Tunes in Any and Every Room
In 1970, the vast majority of Greater Boston area home music systems featured FM radio tuners and record players equipped with "changer mechanisms" so listeners could put on a stack of up to 6 records to play sequentially. By 1980, we had cassette tape decks with the ability to create "mixtapes" and "auto-reverse" so that you could program your favorite tracks and enjoy 90 minutes of uninterrupted bliss. By 1990, CDs had arrived and we had multi-disc players with anywhere from 5 to 200 (or more!) discs and we soon began to see digital database managers programmed to execute playback to suit our desires. This was the beginning of the world we now inhabit, where we play songs arranged in playlists from digital files and listen to music anywhere and everywhere.