May 31, 2011

Stop claiming <insert mature technology here> is dead

There. Does this graph seem to represent a dying format? Yup, I don't think so. Stop saying cassette tapes are dead. You did the same for vinyl, and now you're calling names to yourself...

Update: By popular demand, I started updated this graphic once in a while...

graph in October 2011

Updated graph, still according to the data available on Discogs, at the 2nd of February 2012:

Updated in 19/07/2013:


  1. Since so many people requested, here's an updated graph:

  2. Trivia: tapes managed to be the bestselling format in UK for 6 years straight, before being overtaken by the CD.