Rest in Peace, Sony Walkman.
The only tape decks I miss are Nagras.
Yeah, they were no great shakes. Still, they were a harbinger of the movement to portability. They were the first portable cassette playback machines that actually worked. It was the start of a Dick Tracy sort of world.
Good one, PattiKen!
Thanks, Amy. I found that announcement a little shocking, somehow.
Aww, I loved the walkman because it also had an FM radio. My iPod shuffle doesn’t and I can’t afford the fancy shcmancy one.
Hey, welcome. See, my thing was that living out in East Overshoe, getting an FM signal was nigh on to impossible. The Walkman gave me a way to carry good music and books on tape with me. But Jeff is right. The sound was never great. I like my iPod Shuffle much better.
i remember these.
Oh, i’m not a kid anymore, how sad. lol
Oh, boy, do I know what you mean.
oh that’s sad. I was in Japan when they first came out so many of the sailors were buying them. The sound was so amazing
an era gone by
This reminds me of my Uncle Jasper. I once was asked about him by an out-of-town cousin at a family reunion; I said “I think he might have died”…later that day a car pulls up, and out steps Uncle Jasper, alive and well. I thought the Walkman was gone for years…I wonder if Uncle Jasper has one…
Tracy, you are too funny.
Uncle Jasper is alive and well. He’s reincarnated as my friend Eleanor’s new cat, Jasper!
it makes me feel old just to look at it. 🙂
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