On Friday, November 9, 2012 9:36:46 AM UTC+9, CWatters wrote: > On 08/11/2012 07:54, Archimedes Plutonium wrote: > As far as I know, there is no cell phone with a built in tape > recorder. > > Now I wonder if a tape-recorder is difficult to build into a cell > phone because of the magnetic tape? I am guessing the hard-drive is > itself iron magnetic tape. Now I suppose a tape recorder based on > light as a CD could be an alternative. > > But anyway, it seems as though the technology of the tape recorder has > been left behind or stagnant in the past 2 decades compared to the > camera, computer and telephone. > > Any reason for this stagnation and why no cellphone as a built in tape > recorder. This is a wind up right?
With the advent of "flash memory", invented by a Japanese electrical engineer, there is no need for 'tape'. Please jump ahead 30 years to the now.