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06-30-2009, 09:04 AM
13 year old kid reviews a 30 year old Sony Walkman

“Throughout my week using the Walkman, I came to realise that I have very little knowledge of technology from the past. I made a number of naive mistakes, but I also learned a lot about the grandfather of the MP3 Player.

You can almost imagine the excitement about the Walkman coming out 30 years ago, as it was the newest piece of technology at the time.

Perhaps that kind of anticipation and excitement has been somewhat lost in the flood of new products which now hit our shelves on a regular basis.”

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06-30-2009, 10:22 AM
I still have my original FM only Sony Walkman and it still works. I bought it in '79 or '80.

06-30-2009, 11:41 AM
I still have my original, fully functional first edition walkman cassette player somewhere in the garage. I heard it was actually worth something on the vintage market, LOL.