Tag Archives: media

The legacy of Lou Ottens

Lou Ottens, the Dutch inventor of the Compact Cassette as well as the Compact Disc died last month. He was in charge of a team of Philips engineers in Hasselt, Belgium who wanted to develop a portable tape recorder / dictation device and the associated tape cartridges for the home consumer. This was achieved by simplifying, miniaturising and re-imagining several existing concepts and products. Little could he know what legacy his personal frustration with open-reel tapes would leave. Continue reading

Posted in Cassette | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment