The Sony Walkman is turning 30 this week. The BBC Magazine asked a 13-year-old boy to give up his iPhone for a week and use a Walkman instead. His comments are very entertaining.
It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape. That was not the only naive mistake that I made; I mistook the metal/normal switch on the Walkman for a genre-specific equaliser, but later I discovered that it was in fact used to switch between two different types of cassette.
But my favorite quote is:
Personally, I’m relieved I live in the digital age, with bigger choice, more functions and smaller devices. I’m relieved that the majority of technological advancement happened before I was born, as I can’t imagine having to use such basic equipment every day.
Read the whole thing here.
Thanks to Marian Tupy for the tip.