RETAILING: Two Top Tunes To Go, Please

Two Top Tunes To Go, Please

To record companies, it seems unfair. But to many music lovers, home taping of records is an inalienable right. Why buy a whole album, they ask, when a tape recorder enables them to copy only the songs they want from a friend's record?

Now a new recording system developed by Personics, a Menlo Park, Calif., company, may make both sides happy. The computerized Personics machines, which will be introduced in five California record stores this summer, will enable the consumer to make a customized cassette tape by choosing from an initial inventory of 1,000 songs. After consulting a catalog of available...

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