Goodbye Walkman, Thanks for the iPod
Date: Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 17:04:59 UTC

Sony has announced it has finally retired the Walkman cassette tape player in Japan, marking the end of one of the most successful consumer gadgets of all time. At least it outlived disco. By today's standards, the Walkman was clunky. The plastic tape player required frequent replacing of two AA batteries. There was no shuffle. There was no storage to speak of. It could play only the number of songs on the tape. Jumping to a new song tasked an owner with fast-forwarding, an inexact process that meant repeated stops to find the start of the desired tune. Complete Article

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