It was an amusing read.
The article mentioned that the Sony Walkman was turning thirty years old soon.
I looked online and it turns out that today (2009 July 1) is the 30th anniversary of the release of the first Sony Walkman.
The first Walkman went on sale on 1979 July 1.
I didn’t have a Walkman in 1979. I got my first one in the mid-1980′s when I was in high school.
It was the most current version…but an antique by today’s standards.
And compared to the modern Walkman, it was as big and heavy as a brick. But back in the ’80s, it was the coolest thing. And it was considered small and light.
Compared to my current Walkman (I use a Sony Walkman MP3 player now…not an I-pod) which can hold my entire CD collection in it’s memory, the one I had in the ’80s played cassette tapes…which are crap, but back in the ’80s they were the most modern medium for music storage.
Did you have one of the “brick” Walkman cassette players back in the ’80s?
Do you have a Walkman now?