This Tape Recorder Is Tiny And Tapeless

Sitting in a cafe beside the skating rink at New York's Rockefeller Center, Elwood G. Norris talks into a gadget that resembles an elongated hockey puck. It sure doesn't look like what it is: a tape recorder. Well, it's not really a tape recorder, because the no-moving-parts device doesn't record on tape. It uses memory chips in plug-in modules that can hold 30, 60, or 120 minutes of compressed digitized sound.

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