TOM: It was an eight-track player.
RAY: There you go! For those youngsters in the audience, an eight-track player was one continuous loop of tape. It would keep playing over and over and over again. And there were eight tracks that you could skip around. It was brilliant.
TOM: I don't understand what happened to the eight-track. That was a great technology.
RAY: They jammed up all the time. I threw away all my tapes.
TOM: You never knew what was on any of those tracks. You never knew what was actually happening when you pressed the button. If you tried to find something you had just listened to, it would take you a week.
RAY: Do we have a winner?
TOM: The winner this week is Ed Mazurek from Mebane, North Carolina. Congratulations, Ed.
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