MNM wrote: > 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. > eh. you spoilin' alla da fun.