Sunday, June 17, 2012

What is a TOAD?

Sometimes on this blog I refer to things called TOADs. This is an acronym that arose many years ago among the members of Frank's APA. TOAD stands for Tape Once And Distribute, reminding us of a by-gone era where people in the APA distributed compilations on tape, and where people could be expected to make a copy of a tape and then pass it on. The name has stuck, even though now when someone speaks of a TOAD they would probably be referring to a CD-R the recipient can keep or even something people can download. I do not approve of downloading, so any mention of TOADs here refers to CD-Rs.

Copying music you do not own the copyright to is illegal, so any reference here to such activities is obviously fictional.

Tall Toad

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