Tape recording was introduced 70 years ago today

(from l to r): John T. “Jack” Mullin, publicist Frank Healey, engineer Wayne Johnson, Bing Crosby

It was 2 am on a spring night in 1944 — May 14, to be exact. And thanks to the good fortune of suffering from insomnia, a curious observation by John T. “Jack” Mullin led to the introduction of tape recording and, by extension, the entire home media business.

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