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    Bye Bye Sony Walkman. Thanks for all the good times.

    Sony announced that it has ceased production of cassette Walkmans, first introduced in 1979.

    Switched highlights the history of the Walkman:

    more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/1..._n_772973.html

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    Wow I thought the Walkman and the Discman were in a museum somewhere. Just goes to show.
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    It must be time to start buying more cassette tapes.
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    So now will they be coveted as "vintage"? I think I wil start scouring thrift shops just in case. Oh look at that, first shop I went in and I now have 15 Walkmans...I'm rich!!

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    I still have a working FM only model from early 80s.

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    I was so excited when i finally got a walkman with a 3 band graphic equalizer...put my other ones to shame.

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    So long Walkman. What's next Sony? Got any improvements on the Ipod, MP3 etc....?
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    So now will they be coveted as "vintage"? I think I wil start scouring thrift shops just in case. Oh look at that, first shop I went in and I now have 15 Walkmans...I'm rich!!
    lmao poppaC
    Philips GA312/ Stanton 681EEE/ Jico D6800EEE-S Shibata ===>>|
    Yamaha DVD-S2700 CD/SACD/DVD >> MONSTER STANDARD THX i100 >>|
    Yamaha CDC-765 CD 5 disc >>==== MONSTER STANDARD THX i100 >>|
    JVC TD-W709 Cassette >>======== MONSTER STANDARD THX i100 >>|
    Yamaha RX-797 Receiver -------------------------------------+
    Sennheiser HD650 Head phones <<===========================<<|
    Klipsch RF-7 <<L############### MONSTER MSERIES MCX-2S ##L<<|
    Klipsch RF-7 <<R############### MONSTER MSERIES MCX-2S ##R<<|

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