The history of the 8-Track tape format

Today, people may snicker at the 8-track tape format, seeing it as some kind of sonic dodo bird, a kitschy artifact of the 1970s (if they know about it at all), but as The History Guy points out, it was revolutionary for its time.

The 8-track cartridge allowed consumers to bring their own music into the car, giving them choice over set radio programming, and it was a robust, portable audio format that brought music to soldiers in the jungles of Vietnam.