Something I've wondered, since cassette tapes are making a comeback in the mainstream (almost), why have 8 track tapes never made a resurgence? The analog resurgence started with vinyl in the early to late 2000s, then cassettes have been shooting up for about the past 8 months in popularity. Why did 8 track tapes never come back? Yes, the technology has its limits, and the quality variations from player to player are worse than cassette tapes (i.e. wow and flutter, distortion, hiss, speed, etc.). Do I think it's an outdated technology? Yes, but with new technology, can the old be improved? (digital recording, more reliable motors, speed, and higher quality tape). Something I'd like to see is digitally remastered Quad mixes from the 70s being re-released on their original formats (Pink Floyd's DSotM, anyone?) and Quad mixes of modern and classic albums. If formulations for cassette tapes and reel-to-reels are getting better and better, why has nobody done anything with the 8-track?