Sony’s 40th Anniversary Walkman has a very cute trick
Nostalgia for the early days of the digital age moves on to Sony’s once ubiquitous music player, the venerable Walkman. Hang on, is that a cassette we see?
No, it’s not, is the short answer. And yes, we’re aware that there was nothing digital about the Walkman when it came out. It was just what was then considered a marvel of miniaturisation; a portable music player that was not much bigger than the magnetic audio cassette tapes it played and that you could carry about in your pocket. So miraculous at the time in fact that it feels a part of the digital age even if it was resolutely mechanical.
Read the full piece over on RedShark…