Remember when Sony tapes were relevant? I had friends, even after the advent of the CD, who would live an die trading tapes. They would even claim tapes where the only legitimate medium. I miss those guys.
Oh, wait. No, I still hang out with them. One friend in particular still has a massive collection of tapes. Go figure.
Sony has apparently introduced a new tape technology that makes an impressive expansion in what tapes can hold. The number 185 TB is being passed around (though it is not clear to me which particular tape is in reference there).
Check it out:
Never mind the silly title (iPod = portable digital music player just like Walkman = personal tape player) and the grandiose claims, this is an interesting change in tape storage capacity. Even if the personal tape player never returns (and why would it?), this will have compelling implications for IT professionals doing backups.
And in case you are wondering why the personal tape players will not return, I offer this gem from them Interwebz:
Find more here.