Not your father’s iPod… well, actually it is (a Walkman)
For Sony Walkman’s 30th anniversary, 13-year old Scott Campbell tries it for a week. Hilarious for us oldsters to see our old fave equipment through a young-person’s eyes.
My dad had told me it was the iPod of its day.
He had told me it was big, but I hadn’t realised he meant THAT big. It was the size of a small book.
Size? cumbersome. Handy belt-clip, but with that weight? (you hafta read the article to find out its effect for current 13 year olds).
When I wore it walking down the street or going into shops, I got strange looks, a mixture of surprise and curiosity, that made me a little embarrassed.
Though one teacher got nostalgic. Two tantalizing questions:
How long did it take for Campbell to figure out that there was a side B to this tape?
And how did he create his own impromptu “Shuffle” effect?
You hafta read the article to find out the answers.
A couple of pluses: two output jacks for sharing music with friends, and a power port to plug into the wall.